North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong observed National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Divas) on 31st October, 2020 at its main campus to commemorate the 145th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India in a small gathering of the members of NEHU fraternity including the Pro Vice - Chancellor and the Registrar.
Recalling the immense contribution of Sardar Patel for unification of various princely states of India post independence, Prof. S.K. Srivastava, the Vice-Chancellor in his inaugural speech spoke about the essence and the need of unity, integrity and solidarity of every citizen for the sovereign Nation with an emphasis on commitment of all of us for the unification and security of the country at all times. Referring to the present scenario of COVID-19 Pandemic across the world, he reminded the gathering to fight together against it.
The Pledge of Unity, Integrity and Security of the Nation was taken by all the members gathered in the programme.
The SOP issued by the GoI were strictly adhered to during the programme.