10 facts you must know about Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
1. Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was one of the important social and political leaders of India.
2. He was born on 31 October 1875 at Nadiad, Gujarat.
3. Inspired by the work and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, he joined India’s struggle for independence after completing his barrister degree from England.
4. He organised peasants of Kheda, Bardoli and other parts of Gujarat and launched non-violent Civil Disobedience Movement in Gujarat.
5. He was a strong supporter of the Non -Cooperation Movement of Gandhi and worked against alcoholism, Un-touchability and caste discrimination in Gujarat.
6. He was elected as the President of India National Congress in 1931. He was at the forefront of the Congress’ all India election campaign in 1934 and 1937.
7. He was a prominent leader in organising the Quit India Movement in 1942. He was arrested prior to the Quit India Movement and was released in 1945.
8. He became the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of independent India.
9. He died on 15 December 1950.
10. For his courage & determination, he is known as “Iron Man of India”.
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