Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat Tuesday paid tributes to Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel on his birth anniversary and described him as the architect of a unified and integrated India.
"The vast, diverse and integrated India that we see today is the creation of Lauhpurush Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. His farsightedness and diplomacy played a great role in unifying this diverse nation after independence," Rawat said in a statement.
He said the Statue of Unity expresses the country's gratefulness to Patel and it will be a true tribute to the great leader.
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