Mangalore: Thousands participate in Sardar Patel 'Run for Unity'


Mangalore: Thousands participate in Sardar Patel 'Run for Unity'

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (DV)

Mangalore, Dec 15: Thousands of people on Sunday December 15 participated in the ‘Run for Unity’ organized by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel metal collection committee, Dakshina Kannada to mark the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The event was organized in a bid to collect iron metal to build Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 182 meter statue in Gujarat.

People from various organizations, college students and the general public took part in the 2 km rally that was flagged off at Dr Ambedkar circle and culminated at Nehru Maidan.

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and M Ganesh Rao of Karavali Group of Colleges jointly flagged off rally.
 
“We have assembled here to salute Bharat Mata. It is necessary that youth join this kind of rally to change the country in a positive way. This is the time to fulfill the dream of former President A P J Abdul Kalam, and show the world the achievements of India,” said Ganesh Rao.
 
Speaking to reporters Dr Y Bharath Shetty, convener of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue metal collection committee, DK, said “As many as 3,500 people registered their names before the rally, and today another 1000 registered on the spot. We had expected 5,000 people and have almost reached that figure."
 
MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik, MLC Monappa Bhandary, Prof Shastri, Pratap Simha Nayak, Yogish Bhat, Capt Brijesh Chowta, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, M B Puranik, Kishor Kumar, Nagaraj Shetty, Ranjan Gowda and others took part in this marathon.
 
The rally culminated at Nehru Maidan where the participants were given certificates. The marathon runners ran in groups of five.
 
The ‘Run for Unity’ was simultaneously held in various parts of India.

 

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  • sunil, mangalore

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    MODI ALROUNDER KANO.. NAMDUKE 4-0,IDU KEVALA AARAMBA..KANLA, INNAITHE NIMGE SARANI SOLINA AAGHAATHA....

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  • CA Satish Shetty, Kinnigoli Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    I never expected such a massive response to Modi's "Run for Unity".This shows his ability in organizing such events.Modi very intelligent,shrewd and good administration is only leader in India capable of our PM in 2014.

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  • Bulsam, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    It is purely a political stunt to blow-up their ill gotten money, to woo the Hindu voters, to create the bank for 2014 Lok Sabha election and to divide the society into fractions.
    Oh God! save India from degenerating into different fractions.
    Jai Hind!

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  • ganesh, puttur

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    no politics on sarda vallabha bhai patel statue..that is the unity of our nation... and we should appreciate those who organised

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  • Alwyn, Kulshekar

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    what else than political only B J P leaders were there and saffron colour

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  • ambrose d souza sj, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    There are many who have suffered in order to get political freedom to India, how about erecting a unity statue for all of them? Why only a unity statue for one freedom fighter,
    Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and nothing for the others? It is a wrong move in an opposite direction to recognize one person and no recognition for the other freedom fighters. Injustice!!!!!!!

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  • ER, mangalore

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    @ambrose go and tell this to your italian congress leaders. They have usurped all the important places in India and name them after Gandhi Family only. Open your eye before talk of equality and fairness.

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  • A. P., Mlore

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    AMBU,
    WHEN TRUTH GETS REVEALED LIKE M.K.G. EVEN ERECTED STATUES WILL BE BROUGHT DOWN SOON .

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  • Vincy, Bangkok

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    The saffron color cannot unite People,if it could then we why we have so many political parties within one color? The tricolor always united people. Modi is trying all tricks just of a USA visa?

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  • Krishna Kant, Mangalore/Moodbidri

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    Very funny, run for unity. What unity?

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  • sachin, Dubai

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    If the run is for unity, why are most of the people running with only Safron shalls ?

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  • Vincy, Bangkok

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    I think the people who run today will be tired by the time there is LS elections.Many people who run are running for fun and may not vote in May 2014.

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    We had great leaders in Karnataka why this politics of stupidity. The man must be wondering how his popularity is surged after so many years after his death. Sardar Patel sir don't worry this is Indian democracy.

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  • Sir Lancelot, Manglore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    run for unity n suffronisation....in the name of S V P
    But frustrated communal party no chance..
    Coalition with SECULAR PARTIES IF POSSIBLE.

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  • Syed Mohiudin, Iruvail/Riyadh

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    There were no one prominent leaders in Janasangh Party at the time of Independence.So,now these BJP people are coloring former Home minister and CONGRESS man Sardar Patel as their leader.

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  • Sam, India

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    the feku team organised marathon. not all at in sports footwear.. This modi campaign will sprain and pain lot of legs.... Lol .
    Quote

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte , Udupi / Dubai

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    all are in "saffron" then where is Unity? and "Sardar Patel" was totally against "saffron" ideology then which agenda of this?

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  • Marian D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Unity in Diversity is what India stands for. However we can see only unity of one section of the society who owe allegiance to one ideology What is this run for Unity which does not represent all sections of the society. Sardar Patel was an iron man who united all Indians under different states to make India as one nation. That being the case this so called run for unity is nothing but a poll gimmick to divert attention of the utter failure of the previous ruling party of Karnataka whom the voters have dumped for corruption , nepotism and fanning ill will among communities and promoting communal divide for narrow political gains.

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  • mohammad, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    This is a marathon or gadde vota?
    Some laughing, dancing, for SV Patel.

    Oh I see no flag in the name of the nation,
    All i see is the Bjp and the Orange Gang,
    All I see is the people running like donkeys,
    All I see none of these donkeys willing to hold a national flag for the sake of SV Patel but willing to tie orange gangs free ribbons.
    But this orange party never wished to distribute flags.

    Is the national flag so expensive?

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  • Jfer, Ullal

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Bhag Modi Bhag
    AAP is coming!!!

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  • naveen, udupi

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    congress getting chali jwara.........

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  • anwar , mangalore /

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Modi made run all DK Bose,

    Bhag Bhag DK bose DK Bose.....

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  • Bobby, Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Narendra modi is a true patriot who inspires India.he recognizes the role of sardar Patel in integrating India and is honouring him.But certain people who criticizes him are not digesting the fact that somebody is able to unify India inspite of their efforts.

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  • Pramod Suvarna, Derebail / Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Shri Vallabh Bhai Patel united the nation. Now Feku Modi is using his name to devide the nation.

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  • kiran, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    EE SARTHI BJP GUARANTEEEE..... Jai Modiji

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  • Mr. bean,

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Better caption - Walk for Unity instead of Run for unity

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  • raheema, udupi

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    All Chaddies under one roof!!

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  • james held, udupi.kuwait

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Dear James..
    Still you are in 18 century...Just come out of is it, Let us all work togther to build our Nation India...We all should proud about India..See ho pakistani treating our community..we were 8 percentage in pakistan now their is no percentage.At least be proud of India.My personal view NaMo is the best choice as on now.Not Rahulbaba who doesn`t have vision..

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Ishqzada sahibzada's new gimmick.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    ಭಾರತೀಯ ಜನಸಂಘದ ಸಿದ್ಧಾಂತ, ಪಂಡಿತ್‌ ದೀನ್‌ ದಯಾಳ್‌ ಉಪಾಧ್ಯಾಯರ ಆದರ್ಶದ ಬೆಳಕಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ಚಾರಿತ್ರ್ಯವಂತ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿ ನರೇಂದ್ರ ಮೋದಿ. ಅವರನ್ನು ಪ್ರಧಾನಿಯನ್ನಾಗಿಸುವುದೇ ನಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರ ಗುರಿ.

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  • Mirchi, manglore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Iss Marothon se....our ek din ki swasthya zindagi tho banthi hai boss....

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  • akashraj , mangalore/dubai

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    "Run for unity"means they wants unite the nation or BJP!because I didn't find any national flag in this run.

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  • Dev Sagar, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    No one ever talked about Sardar Patel all these years. How come he became so critically important all of a sudden? What is the hidden agenda behind such devotion towards Sardar Patel???

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  • james held, udupi/Kuwait

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Hey boss ...Speak about 3G, coalgate, Kalmadi...building talest sardar vallabh bahi patel staute better than all above scam...If u have guts talk about this scam...

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  • Francis, Moodbidri/Dubai

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    When they run iron falling from where? :)

    They going to build a standing statue or sleeping statue?

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  • Naveen D'souza, Valencia-Kuwait

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    FEKU IS TRYING & DREAMING A LOT, BUT NEVER & EVER HE WILL BECOME A P.M.

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  • Peter, Brahmavar/Sharjah

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    History says Sardar Patel united the nation but present politicians deviding the counrty in relgion, color, languages, majority, minority etc all for political gain.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    FEKUCHAND should have built tallest statue of 'Mohanlal' Karamchand Gandhi too, as he is the father of nation & hails from Gujrat state!
    But, Fekuchand is follower of Gandhi's killer.

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  • Tony Pinto, Manglore - Dubai

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Dear Premji but you know UPA Congress Minister Salam Khursid some days before told ''SONIAJI is a mother to all Indians & even GANDHJI ( Father of Nation )is also upset first please clear this issue so MODI can even built Gandhi status asap with title ...''RUN FOR FATHER OF NATION''Cooooool

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  • Truth First, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Vote for Modi and
    "Run for our Life"....

    The agenda of a run is to build a statue which is a total waste of money...One politician wanting to gain a lot of hype around this and absolutely no benifit out of a statue!!!nor does it give you the daily bread to earn..

    Pls. run for Charity, or any other noble cause.

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  • DINESH SHETTY, PADUBIDRI/DUBAI

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    In Delhi we can see so many statues
    of Ex.Prime Minister's who are dead.Is it not a national waste.?

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  • Francis, Moodbidri/Dubai

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Dinesh, is ther any records they run before construct the statues in Delhi, which you have mentioned?

    Modi is just begging for the publicity through the great man's name. Satan cannot be compared to A Saint.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    What a waste of money. All those who build statues must be condemned. The same amount could have been spent on building schools/primary health care centres in rural/tribal areas, all can be named after Sardar Patel or even Modi if you like. On a rough estimate, about 1000 units can be built, to impart education and knowledge, and keep people healthy. This would provide employment to thousands of teachers, doctors and support staff all across the state. Gujarat would have more educated and healthier people. To do this, one has to be a visionary, which Modi isn't.

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  • shankar, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Mr. Henry Misquith,
    Building a statue is always not a waste of money. It might be where statues are those of maya, sonia, lalu etc.
    What Modi is buiding is a unique statue greater to Statue of Liberty. this is a symbol of unity as Sardar unified India. It will be a symbol of national prestige and also it can be a tourist attraction.
    Do you consider the statue of Liberty and Statue of Christ the Redeemer also waste of money?

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    How did Sardar Patel suddenly become alive ? It is neither his 100th or 150th birth anniversary, nor death anniversary. Only reason is the forthcoming Loksabha elections where Modi is PM candidate. Modi will soon after forget him. If Sardar Patel was alive he would have cried that his countrymen are struggling to meet the basic necessities for life and wasting money on statue....
    Statue of Liberty & statue of Jesus among 7 wonders of the world!! Sardar Patel statue is Modi trying an image-building exercise?

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  • Arjun, Moodbidri

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    We did not ask money with U ....

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    The party which cant provide basic human rights, how can they talk about unity. This statue will not bring you vote!! Modi is doing political cheap stunt... waste guys..total waste!!!

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  • shankar, mangalore

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    Misquithre, like dislike compare maadi. nimma view badalisikolli.

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  • ajith, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 16 2013

    Mr HENRY ,

    you are against because it was conducted by Modi right? incase if it was conducted by FEKU Kangress you would support, and have supported siddhus padayathre ( begging for vote)

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  • Naveen D'souza, Valencia-Kuwait

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    TILL L.S ELECTION THESE TYPE TYPES OF NATAK WILL GOES. MAKE TO MANY RELLIES LIKE THIS, THIS IS GOOD FOR FIT YOUR BODY. THERE IS NO BENFIT FOR NAMO (FEKU).

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  • For Justice, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Definitely these three were not the inspiration to Feku for his butchery in the past,then who was that? Whose ideology?

    Godse?

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  • A.P, Mlore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Please ask
    For whom they were running .....
    You will get the answer "MODY"
    TALKING OF UNITY MANY WERE ADMITTED IN YESTER-YEARS TO "UNITY "

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Jai ho Namo....

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    If it is a run for unity then why the dividing saffron colour? why not the uniting national tri colour? This is nothing but a divisive run to hoodwink people.

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  • Ranjith Rodrigues, udupi

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Because BJP organized it, and must take mileage for organizing this run.

    Jai ho NANO, Jai ho Sardar SINGH, and Jai ho hoodwinkers!!!

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  • valerian D Souza, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    You work in the office for your daily bread. I work daily for my daily bread. Farmer sweat his blood in the hot sun in his farm...same way these above politicans earn their bread on the above way...!

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Honoring or making statue great leaders like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is important but not enough.

    Leaders should inculcate Sardar Patels teachings and values in their lives and put them in practise while ruling the nation, which will satisfy the soul of Sardar Patel and benefit the whole nation.
    People will run, enjoy and forget but leaders whom people elect should genuinely rule like Sardar Patel.
    Other wise people will make comparison between Late Sardar Patel and leader's life!

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  • Abdul Rafiq, Uchila / Dubai

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Run for unity! that also organized by BJP/Saffron team. Joke of the year!!!

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  • Raj Shetty, UAE

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    :The rally culminated at Nehru Maidan : what a destiny India and this run Sardar patel did everything and at last it ended with Jhawaralal Neharu and here run for unity ending at Neharu maidan, Really kannda organisation demand of naming Bnagalore airport as kempegowda really meaningfull.

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  • For Justice\, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    ಹಿಂದೆ ಇಟ್ಟಿಗೆ,ಇಂದು ಕಬ್ಬಿಣ,ನಾಳೆ ಸಿಮೆಂಟ್?ನಾಡಿದು ಹೊಯ್ಗೆ?

    Champions of collection.

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  • valerian D Souza, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Sardaar Patel Joined BJP..? When..?
    He was Home minister and later deputy prime minister in Nehru cabinet...Ayyo Indian democracy is heading to...?

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  • For JusticeCan, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    They already purchased him boss...

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  • For Justice, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Inconvenience occured in my ID.

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  • Raj Shetty, UAE

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    BJP means Bharratiya Janata Party, so honuring any nationalsits leader wont harm any party,when he become homeminister he become to all not only Congressiy, BJP following idiology of Tilak,Netaji and sardar patels not of cunning Neharu and Rajajis.

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  • For Justice, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    Definitely these three were not the inspiration to Feku for his butchery in the past,then who was that? Whose ideology?

    Godse?

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    If unity can be developed by running for unity,it is better and worth to run everyday.Thank you.

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 15 2013

    It's once again proved Shri Narendra Modiji is just good organizer...which required now badly..to keep people of india united..Jai Ho..

    Jahan Kahin Dekho Sirf Modiji Ka Jalwa..

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