National Unity Day -Stamps on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

31 Oct was declared National Unity day since 2014 in honour of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.He was born on 31 Oct 1875 at Nadiad ,Kheda in Gujarat.He studied in England and became a Barrister-at-law. Left Legal Profession to jump into Freedom struggle in 1924.Came in Contact with Gandhi in 1917 at Godhra Session of Gujarat Sabha. Elected President of Ahmedabad Municipality in 1924 ,elected President of Indian National Congress Party in 1931 at Karachi Session and became First Home Minister of Independent India. He Passed away on 15 Dec 1950 at Bombay (Mumbai).

He was Known as Iron Man of India, Unifier of India and so on. A Number of stamps have been issued on him by India Post.

BIRTH CENTENARY 31 OCT 1975
15 DEC 1997 – DEATH ANNIVERSARY – UNIFICATION OF PRINCELY STATES AND FREEDOM FIGHTERS WITH FLAGS
DEFINITIVE SERIES -31 0CT 2000-125TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
DEFINITIVE SERIES 19 MAY 2016-CREATORS OF INDIA
SARDAR PATEL NATIONAL POLICE ACADEMY -27 NOV 2008.
NATIONAL UNITY DAY -31 OCT 2016