Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Vallabhai Jhaverbhai Patel was an Indian barrister and statesman.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel the iron-man of India was born on 31st October, 1875, in a small village in Nadiad. His father Jhaverbhai Patel was a simple farmer and mother Laad Bai was a simple lady. From his childhood itself, Patel was a very hard-working individual. He used to help his father in farming and studied in a school at N. K. High school, Petlad. He passed his high-school examination in 1896. Throughout school he was a very wise and intelligent student. Inspite of poor financial conditions his father decided to send him to college but Vallabhbhai refused. Around three years he stayed at home, worked hard and prepared for the District Leaders examination, hence passing with very good percentage. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is a historical figure who moves you to tears. Mostly these are tears of joy, for he achieved a thrilling Indian unity. Yet some are tears of pity, for the Sardar suffered and sacrificed much. Sardar Patel hated to work for anyone especially the Britishers. He was a person of independent nature. He started his own practice of law in a place called Godhara. Soon the practice flourished. He saved money, made financial arrangement for the entire family. He got married to Jhaberaba. In 1904, he got a baby daughter Maniben, and in 1905 his son Dahya was born. He sent his elder brother to England for higher studies in law. In 1908, Vitthabhai returned as barrister and started practising in Bombay. In 1909 his wife became seriously ill and was taken to Bombay for treatment Vallabhbhai had to go for the hearing of an urgent case and his wife died. He was stunned. He admitted his children in St. Marys school Bombay, and he left for England. He became a barrister and retuned to India in 1913.He started his practice in Ahmedabad and soon he became aware of the local life, activities and peoples problems. He became an extremely popular person and he got elected in the Municipal Corportaion in 1917. Around 1915, he came across Mahatma Gandhi. The Swadeshi Movement was at its peak. Gandhiji gave a lecture at a place in Ahmedabad where Patel heard him and was very impressed and started actively participating in the freedom movement. The British governments atrocities were increasing. The government declared to confiscate all the lands of farmers. He forced the British government to amend the rules. He brought together the farmers and encouraged them and hence got the title of Sardar and thus became famous. The British government considered him as a threat and his lectures were considered anti-government and he was imprisoned several times. In 1942, he took part in the Quit India Movement under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. He was arrested along with other leaders and was sent to Ahmednagar jail. Inspite of the British Rule, rulers of the small kingdoms were spending a lot of public money, and were having a nice time. Sardar Vallabh Bhai opposed this.
Sardar PatelWith great wisdom and political foresight, he consolidated the small kingdoms. The public was with him. He tackled the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Nawab of Junagarh who intially did not want to join India. There were a lot of problems connected with the reunion of the numerous states into India. Sardar Patels untiring efforts towards the unity of the country brought success. Due to the achievement of this massive task, Sardar Patel got the title of Iron Man. He is one of the prestigious leaders of the world who became immmortal by uniting a scattered nation without any bloodshed. His enthusiasm to work for the independent nation got a big jolt when Gandhiji was murdered. Patel was very attached to Gandhiji and considered him, his elder brother and teacher. He was encouraged by Mahatma Gandhi in all his work. Gandhijis death left him broken. On 15th December, 1950 he died of a cardiac arrest. The news of his death spread all over the world. The entire nation plunged into deep sorrow, everyday life came to a standstill. A grateful nation paid a tearful homage to its beloved leader. In 1991 the grateful nation conferred upon him the honour of Bharat Ratna.
This man of steel learnt early to be tough, for he was born as a middle child in a family of impoverished peasant proprietors. As Vallabhbhai would himself recall, his parents hopes seemed centered on the eldest two sons, Soma and Narsi, and their affection on the youngest two, Kashi and the only daughter, Dahiba. The ones in the middle, Vallabh and Vithal, were remembered last when clothes or sweets were to be distributed, and at once when a chore had to be done. The rough schools he went to as a boy, and the courts where he defended alleged criminals, also contributed to Vallabhbhais mental muscle and stern appearance. Yet this tough man smiled at the world and at gloomy moments helped others to laugh. Also, he did not hesitate to step aside for another --for his older brother Vithal when the latter wanted to use his passport and ticket to London, and, years later, for Jawaharlal Nehru, when Mahatma Gandhi desired that Nehru should sit in a chair to which Patel seemed entitled. And this strong man before whom rajas and maharajas trembled, and to whom rich men gave large funds for Indias national movement, did not allow a rupee to stick to his fingers, and he saw to it that his children, a son and a daughter, lived simple lives during and after their fathers lifetime.
His strength of character, the sharpness of his mind, his organizing skills, and all his energy were offered up for achieving the freedom of India under Gandhis leadership, and after independence for Indias consolidation. We admire a man who rises to a political or financial peak, but are moved by one whose sole purpose in life is the strength and wellbeing of his compatriots. And we are moved even more when we discover that next to the steel in his soul is a tenderness for colleagues and a readiness to accept whatever results God ordains. In successive phases of his life, Vallabhbhai Patel showed the defiance of the oppressed, a trial lawyers brilliance, the daring to give up a flourishing career, the discipline of a soldier in freedoms battles, the strategies of a General, indifference as a prisoner of the Raj, the generosity of the strong, the firmness of a patriot, and the farsightedness of a statesman. If times are depressing or daunting, Sardar Patel reminds us of Indias and Indians potential. When times are good, we can think of him with glad gratitude.
2. Childhood of Sardar Patel
There are many popular stories heard of Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel of his early childhood to young age before he got popular among nation. Patel was living in Karamsad, while his school in Petlad, Nadiad and Borsad. This cities are 15, 18, 14 km from Karamsad. In those time there wasnt any batter transporation than walk. He used to walk these many km from his home town to school and school to home town for to gain education. Hunger of study, education and curiocity of understanding system around him, make his mind in such shape that he decided to study further in England. While Vallabhabhai Patels brother Vitthalbhai Patel had same idea but both brother didnt know their future plan for each other.There is one interesting childhood story i would like to share with you. He used to travel everyday along with his friends for school at N K Hight school and other people used to go petlad for work. On the way there was a big stone that was hurting to the people they were going through that way. He notice that people get hurt but no one is thinking or making any effort to move that stone away from the walkway. He decided to move that stone away from the way, other friends and people were keeping going while he stopped there and move stone by himself. He have idea of helping people of this country at his early schooling days.
3. Sardar Patel Jayanti Date October 31
WSardar Patel Jayantiishing very very happy birthday to our great leader who is still inspiring after 65 years of freedom.We all love you and love to see your new version in form of Iron Man who lead India from corrupted, hungry and poor India. Other way, I would say if there would be Sardar Patel see the current India would take his effort back for coward and corrupted people.Patel was not against Muslim, He was against Anti-Indian. Vallabhbhai was against of Congress (As Gandhiji said destroyed Congress after Independence, which is not happen yet). But in current political trend not a single politician is working for social service, Its way to make Money.Weather is Congress or BJP or any other political party all are running behind power and money for their own benefits.On this great day, he would say.Kar chale hum phida jano tuan saathi yo ab tumhare hawale vatan sathiyo.
4. Sardar Patel Janma Jayanti Birthday Wishes
Sardar Patel or Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel is the only Iron man of India, first home minister of India. The picture of patel is not showing up anywhere in Govt office, Indian Movies or Songs, but still people could not forget about this great soul born on October 31 1875. The one current leading leader Shri Narendra Modi has took great effort to give united strangh to India by making biggest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.Current Indian Congress is ruling party since India Independence have never walk on the path what Sardar Patel has shown, result into it India is not united and keep Invade by external and internal animies. India keep getting aprt everyday from one or other means.Indian Politics and Sardar Patel are two different Identity. Indian Politics have always been busy thinking of the individual progress, while Sardar Patel is the man who united India and all other Indian politician are busy in keep making country apart. But on this occasion of the Birth date of the great soul Iron man, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. I would like to greet every Indian who seed plants of the free united India to cultivate Indian culture.
5. Why Sardar Patel called the Iron man of India
Sardar Patel has delivered such a policy for protecting, uniting and developing country called Hindustan, after Kautilya Vishnu Gupta Chankya. When British govt has declare Independent by giving rights to princy state. British policy Intent to make India apart in to small princely states. So later on when ever needed these small staes can easily conqured by other countries. Patel have understood their policy very well and decided to make one united Independent country that can represent them self as republic of India. Patel said if we have power than we have to use to achieve goal. If these power is stopping you to achiving goal, you have to immediately leave this power which leads you to wrong direction. He met all states king and impressed with his devoteeness to the nation and ask them to join biggest democracy of the world. some states have declined to be part of India so that sardar has to use the power to make them surrender their states for India like example of Hydrabadi Nizam. Sardar said be part of India or get ready to fight against biggest army of th world. Kashmir issue left behind only when Nehru did not listen Sardar Patel and we are still suffering ugly policy of first prime minister of India (Javaharlal Nehru). He did not hesitate in using the policy of Saam-Daam-Dand-Bhed (friendship, give-and-take, punishment, and divide-and-rule) to achive goal that help building India.There are many other events have made him Lokhandi Purush means Iron man of India,
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