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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo: PTI)[/caption]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday flagged off the "Run for Unity' at Rajpath here on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and urged people to take inspiration from his life and work for the country's unity and integrity.
According to the reports more than 15,000 people participated in the run which started from the lawns of Vijay Chowk.
Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs; Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and LG Najeeb Jung shared the stage with Prime Minister.
Invoking the legacy of Sardar Patel, PM Modi said:"It is our responsibility to ensure that we stay united."
In a veiled attack on the Congress, the Prime Minister also said, "Sardar Patel never indulged in dynastic politics. No family name or members are linked to his legacy."
Before flagging off the Run for Unity, PM Modi also administered the pledge of National Unity to thousands of people, which included school and college students, personnel of paramilitary forces, and people residing in and around here, gathered at the Rajpath.
On the eve of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, the pledge of National Unity was administered at many offices of the Government of India in New Delhi on Friday.
Celebrations are also being organised in states which Union Ministers would be attending at different places.