145th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
It's 145th birth anniversary of India's first home minister and also the first deputy prime minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
He accomplished the difficult task of bringing 562 princely states into the fold of the Union of India.
The Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, passed Class 10 at the age of 22.
He returned to India in 1913 and became a barrister in criminal law at Ahmedabad bar.
On January 5, 1917 Sardar was elected councillor of the Ahmedabad municipality for the first time.
The assembly of the first Gujarati typewriter was commissioned by Sardar in 1924.
In 1928, Sardar Patel successfully led the agitation of Zamindars of Bardoli against the increased taxes.
During the 1930 Salt Satyagraha, he was sentenced to three months imprisonment and 3 years for Quit India Movement of 1942, at the Ahmednagar fort.
After independence, he served as Deputy Prime Minister, Home Minister, Information Minister, and Minister of State between August 15 1947, and December 15, 1950.
Sardar happened to be the first to pitch for removing "sexual disqualification" in the district municipal Act.
Sardar Patel was against anybody - including his close kin - using his name for profit.
Sardar Patel was completely against building statues and memorials.