Panaji: October 31,2019 … The Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs in association with the Department of Police organized Unity March to commemorate birth anniversary of the first Deputy Prime Minister of India Sardar VallabhBhai Patel at Campal today. The renowned football player and Arjun Awardee Shri Bruno Coutinho flagged off the march at Campal. The troop of Police personnel and Indian Reserve Battalion stationed at Mahavir garden joined the march and culminated at Azad Maidan.
The Director of Sports & Youth Affairs Shri V.M Prabhudesai, Assistant Director, Sports and Youth Affairs Smt. Jenifer Gonsalves , APEO Shri Naguesh Huddar, and others from Police Department included were Superintendent of Police Shri Bosco George IPS, DYSP Shri Anthony Monserrate, Police Inspector Shri Somnath Majik, Police Sub Inspectors Shri Vikram Naik and Shri Vaibhav Naik, Staff of Police and Sports Department Students of various schools, NCC cadets participated in the march.
Shri Prabhudesai informed that the Government has organized Unity Run in all talukas of the State. The objective of the Unity March is to spread the message of great leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who always stood for the cause of United India. He was instrumental in mobilizing the people for freedom movement of the country. It was under his initiative many princely states were made to merge in Indian federation. He called upon the youth to uphold the ideal of Sardar Patel for united India. Further urged youth to work to strengthen the unity and integrity of the nation.