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PM Modi urges nation to promote unity, equality

Updated: Oct 30, 2016 13:12 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 30 (ANI): Remembering the contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel popularly known as 'Iron man' of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the nation to promote unity and equality among all.

"Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel worked to bring everyone together, he worked for unity, fought for unity and brought unity among the people. We also have to forget about all our customs and traditions and treat a girl and a boy equally, and we are moving fast," said Prime Minster Modi while addressing the nation in the 25th edition of his ' Mann Ki Baat' radio programme.

"We should take a positive step towards it and work to promote equality in the society. But on one Sardar's birthday, history remembers how the Sikhs and 'sardars' all over the country faced violence and pain, which is why we all need to learn that we all must unite and work towards unity rather than allowing divisiveness to spread," he added. (ANI)