“Manpower without unity is not a strength unless it is harmonized and united properly, then it becomes a spiritual power.”
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
On Tuesday, 31st October 2017, the students and educators of Meenakshi World School gathered together for a special assembly on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day. 31st October is the birthday of the Ironman of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was instrumental in making India a “Sovereign, Socialist, Democratic Republic”. The official statement for Rashtriya Ekta Diwas by the Home Ministry of India cites that the National Unity Day “will provide an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country.” On this day, the students of Meenakshi World School took a pledge to protect and respect the unity of India. They also shared their views of a unified India with each other.