National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ektha Diwas is celebrated on 31 October to mark the birth anniversary of Iron Man of India–Sardar Patel. This year marks the 147th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter and ace politician. Sardar Patel played a major role in the integration of India (Ek Bharat.) To acknowledge his efforts in uniting the nation, Darshan Academy, Rathonda celebrated National Unity Day on his birth anniversary.
The essence of the day was highlighted by all students and teachers striving towards “Ektha.” Mrs. Archana Devi, school coordinator spoke on Sardar Patel and national unity. His vision for the nation was articulated by the principal, Dr. Arindam Mohanta. In his speech, he spoke of Sardar Patel’s crucial role in the unification of India. The energetic children were involved in several activities, like march past, poetry competition for unity, and the singing of National Anthem. The basic idea was to encourage students to be ambassadors of unity, peace and safety.