Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Death Anniversary:  Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the leaders of India's independence movement and the country's first deputy prime minister and home minister, passed away on December 15, which is also his death anniversary. He is recognised for his decisive leadership and earned the moniker "Iron Man of India" as a result.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, awarded Bharat Ratna, breathed his last on 15 December 1950. To pay tribute to his contribution to the unity of the country, a huge statue of him has been set up near the Narmada River in Gujarat.

Sardar Vallabhai Patel Quotes 

  • "Even if we lose the wealth of thousands, and our life is sacrificed, we should keep smiling and be cheerful keeping our faith in God and Truth."

  • "Manpower without unity is not a strength unless it is harmonised and united properly, then it becomes a spiritual power."

  • "It is the prime responsibility of every citizen to feel that his country is free and to defend its freedom is his duty." 

  • "Satyagraha is not a creed for the weak or the cowardly." 

  •  "Faith is of no avail in absence of strength. Faith and strength, both are essential to accomplish any great work." 

  • "In a democratic set-up we must have freedom of the Press, freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of association and all kinds of freedom." 

  • "Non-violence has to be observed in thought, word and deed. The measure of our non-violence will be the measure of our success." 

  • "Ours is a non-violent war, it is Dharma Yuddha."

  • "By common endeavor we can raise the country to a new greatness, while a lack of unity will expose us to fresh calamities."