The 'Iron Man of India' Sardar Vallabhai Patel is a legendary figure from India's freedom struggle. He is hailed for his remarkable contribution in uniting the country after it gained Independence from colonial rule.

Today, on the occasion of his 141st birth anniversary which is being observed as 'Ekta Diwas', the country is paying rich tributes to the great leader.

But here are some quotes that show why he was a visionary leader and still remains relevant to the India of today:

On Satyagraha

On revolution and activism

On nationalism and patriotism

On elitism

On religion

On martyrdom

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