New Delhi, Dec 23 : Drawing inspiration from India’s strongman Sardar Patel’s contribution to national unity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced the institution of a new national honour for National Unity on the pattern of Padma Awards.
This will be awarded once every year. The Award would be open to every Indian who has contributed to national unity in any manner, the Ministry of Home Affairs said.
The prime minister also released a commemorative postal stamp on the National Police Memorial a special issue of Indian Police Journal on Police martyrdom, published by the BPR&D. (UNI)