Dimapur, November 2: The National Unity Day was observed at Longleng in commemoration with the birth day of Sardar Vallabhai Patel on October 31 by organizing a Mini Marathon Run for unity. The marathon race started from the local football ground via Lampong junction Agri road to NST junction and culminated at the local ground.
SDPO Longleng, Imtiakum instructed the participating students and also briefed on the significance of observing the birth day of the “Iron Man of India” as a National Unity Day in India.
31st October is a special occasion day for India to foster and reinforce the Government’s dedication to preserve and strengthen unity, integrity and security of the nation by celebrating it as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) to commemorate the birth of Sardar Patel, he said. It was during the Patel’s term as Home Minister of India that he is credited for the integration of over 550 independent princely states into one India from 1947-49 by Independence Act of 1947.
The first, second and third winners of the marathon race in the male category are Anglong of Good Shepherd School, Bushong of PPC Ward and Pangong of Leinak ward respectively. In the female category Ongchu of St. Joseph School, Lichang of St. Joseph School and Nyiemphu of St. Joseph School secured the first, second and third position respectively.
(Page News Service)