Union Minister Anurag Thakur to deliver Sardar Patel Memorial Lecture

Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur will deliver Sardar Patel’s annual memorial lecture on National Unity Day on Monday, an official statement said.

The memorial conference is organized by All India Radio (AIR) to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first Home Minister considered the chief architect of the integration of former princely states into the Indian Union.

Eminent personalities such as C Rajagopalachari, Dr Zakir Hussain, Morarji Desai, APJ Abdul Kalam, Jayant Narlikar, MS Swaminathan, Arun Jaitley, Ajit Doval and S Jaishankar are among those who have delivered this prestigious commemorative lecture in the past on topics very varied. related to India and its socio-economic advances.

The recording of Thakur’s lecture will be broadcast across the AIR network on October 31, the anniversary of Patel’s birth celebrated as National Unity Day, the statement released on Sunday said.

Another program, “Sardar Patel- Rashtriya Ekta ke Shilpi”, based on the profile of the Iron Man of India and excerpts from previous editions of the commemorative lecture, will also be broadcast by Prasar Bharti on the occasion of the Day of national unity, he added.

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Angela C. Hale