National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) is celebrated in India on 31st October. The day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
Patel played a crucial role in India’s freedom movement and in the integration of India from 560 princely states. He was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of independent India. National Unity Day is observed to acknowledge the efforts of Patel to unite the nation.