RAHA, Nov 4 - In connection with the weeklong celebration of the birth anniversary of former Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the local administration of Raha and Raha Town Committee (RTC) jointly celebrated the day as �Rastriya Ekta Divas� (National Unity Day) on Thursday.
After paying floral tributes to the great leader, the administration took out a �Run for Unity� event in the morning. A large number of people of the town from different backgrounds, school students, Raha Revenue circle office staff, RTC officials, Raha Bikers� Association members and police personnel took part in the run which was flagged off by Dimbeswar Das, MLA, Raha.
Prior to a public meeting held on the occasion at Sudhakantha Dr Bhupen Hazarika Khetra, a plantation programme was also carried out by the organisers on the line of � Swachh Bharat Mission� with the theme �Clean Raha- Green Raha.�
Apart from the local MLA, the public meeting held on the occasion was attended by Dipankar Das, ADC, Nagaon, Pallavi Kachary, Circle officer, Raha, Pranab Kumar Sharma, CEO, Nagaon Zila Parishad and Babul Saikia, SO, PHE, Raha. The local MLA in his speech urged all to follow the ideals of the great leader.
The CEO dwelt at length about the importance of observance of Rastriya Ekta Divas in connection with celebration of birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Pallavi Kachary in her speech appealed to the people to maintain the unity and integrity of the country. She also offered vote of thanks to all present on the occasion.
At the end of the programme, a signature campaign to make Raha clean and green with every possible effort was launched. To spread awareness among people about cleanliness, leaflets were also distributed. Besides the invited guests and dignitaries, a good number of people of the town participated in the celebration.