Sardar Patel’s contribution can never be forgotten in the political history of India. Patel was the creator of New India.
There were unmatched craftsmen of national unity. The importance of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel will be remembered for the development of the country. He contributed more than what he contributed in the struggle for independence of the country, he gave free India into one.
Due to giving a new direction in the ideological and functional way to the Indian National Movement, Sardar Patel has achieved a glorious place in political history. In fact, they were the architects of modern India.
In his harsh personalities, there was unwavering loyalty towards organization efficiency, political power and national integration.
With the indomitable power of unlimited power, he resolved the initial difficulties of the neo-republic, due to which he made an indelible location in the political map of the world. He was an important contributor to India’s freedom struggle.
Sardar Patel is said to be the Iron Man of India. After becoming the Home Minister, the responsibility of the merger of Indian principals was entrusted to them. He discharged his responsibilities and merged six hundred smallest princely states into India.
The merger of native princely states was the first achievement of independent India and Patel was unquestionably contributing to it.
For the policy perseverance, the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi gave him the title of Sardar and Iron Man. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel made significant contributions in making India a huge nation.
Sardar Patel, the Deputy Prime Minister of the country, Home Minister, Information Minister of the country for the first three years of independent India This is also the most important of his fame, due to the peaceful integration of Indian states in the Indian Union and the political integration of India. Sardar Patel merged the princely states in the Indian Union, which had sovereignty in itself. He had a separate flag and a different ruler.
‘Statue of Unity Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’ ready for unveiling on October 31
Sardar Patel had done PV before independence. Together with Menon, the work was started to join several indigenous states in India. Sardar Patel and Menon explained to the indigent kings that it would not be possible to give them autonomy. As a result, three princely states – except for Hyderabad, Kashmir and Junagadh, all the other palaces willingly accepted the proposal for merger in India.
From 15 August 1947, except for Hyderabad, Kashmir and Junagadh, the remaining Indian principals had joined the Union of India, which was a major achievement in Indian history. When the people there rebelled against the Nawab of Junagadh, he fled to Pakistan and thus Junagadh was also merged with India.
When the Nizam of Hyderabad rejected the proposal for merger in India, Sardar Patel surrendered the Nizam by sending an army there. Undoubtedly the integration of 562 principals by Sardar Patel was a surprise to world history. This was a bloodless revolution of India.
Mahatma Gandhi wrote to Sardar Patel about these princely states, “The problem of princely states was so complex, which only you could solve.”
Patel also played an important role in joining the Lakshadweep Group in India. The people of this region were cut off from the mainstream of the country and they received information about India’s independence many days after August 15, 1947.
Although this area was not close to Pakistan, Patel felt that Pakistan could claim it on it. Therefore, to avoid any such situation, Patel sent a ship of the Indian Navy to hoist the national flag in Lakshadweep. A few hours later, Pakistani naval ships were seen hovering near Lakshadweep, but they had to return to see them waving India’s flag there.
When China’s Prime Minister Chau En Lai wrote a letter to Jawaharlal Nehru that he considered Tibet to be a part of China, Sardar Patel urged Nehru not to accept China’s domination over Tibet, otherwise China would prove to be dangerous for India.
Jawaharlal Nehru did not believe that due to this mistake, we had to be beaten by China and China occupied 40 thousand square yards of our border.
The reconstruction of Somnath temple in Sardar Patel’s historic works, establishment of Gandhi Memorial Fund, framework of Kamala Nehru Hospital etc. will always be remembered.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born in Nadiad Gujarat on October 31, 1875. He was born in a landlord family of Levi Patti caste. He was the fourth child of his father Zaverbhai Patel and mother Ladabai.
Sardar Patel studied at primary school and high school at Petlad in Karamdas, but he earned most of his knowledge from Swadhyaya. They got married at the age of 16.
At the age of 22, he passed the matriculation examination and passed the District Attorney’s examination, which allowed him to advocate.
In 1900, he established an independent district advocate office in Godhra and after two years he went to a place named Borsad in Kheda district. Sardar Patel’s father Zaberbhai was a devout man. Vallabhbhai’s mother, Ladabai was a devout woman like her husband. Vallabh Bhai Patel had five brothers and a sister. Sardar Patel’s wife died in 1908. At that time he had a son and a daughter. After this he lived a widower’s life.
In order to progress in the profession of advocacy, Patel traveled to London in August 1910 for study. There he studied manually and passed the final exam with high reputation.
He was the first person to be the Home Minister, who Indianised the Indian Civil Services (ICS) and made him Indian Administrative Services (IAS). By believing in the service of the British, turning them from patriotism to patriotism If Sardar Patel survived for a few years, then perhaps the full bureaucracy could be fully rejuvenated.
Sardar Patel was not revolutionary. In the 1929 Lahore session of the Indian National Congress, Sardar Patel was the second candidate of the post of Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhiji gave up the claim of presidential position in an attempt to prevent the acceptance of independence and pressurized him to withdraw the name even on Patel. Finally Jawaharlal Nehru became the president.
During the Salt Satyagraha in 1930, Patel was jailed for three months. In March 1931, he chaired the tax convention of the Indian National Congress. He was arrested again in January 1932. He was released in July 1934 and in the elections of 1937, he organized the organization of the Congress Party.
In 1937-1938, Patel was the principal contender for the post of Congress. Once again, under pressure from Gandhi, Patel had to withdraw his name and Jawaharlal Nehru was elected. In October, 1940, Patel was arrested along with other Congress leaders and was released in August 1941.
Sardar Patel was the chief candidate for the post of Indian National Congress in 1945-1946. But Mahatma Gandhi once again intervened to make Jawaharlal Nehru the President.
As the Congress President, Nehru was invited by British Viceroy to form an interim government. Thus, if the event was normal, Sardar Patel was the first Prime Minister of India.
On October 31, 2013, on the occasion of the 137th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, former Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Sardar Patel’s memorial in Narmada district of Gujarat. Its name is named Statue of Unity .
Statue of Unity vs Statue of Liberty
This statue will be made of the double height of the Statue of Liberty (93 meters). This statue will be set on a small rocky island, which is in the middle of the river Narmada in front of Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadia. This statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel will be the tallest statue in the world. It should be ready in 5 years.
Sardar Patel died in Mumbai on December 15, 1950. He was posthumously awarded India’s highest civilian honor Bharat Ratna in 1991. In 2014, the Modi government has started celebrating the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (October 31) as Rashtriya Ekta Divas.