The Secretary (Border Management), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Shri Susheel Kumar and Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) Shri B.P.Sharma administered the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge to the officers and staff of MHA and DoPT here today, on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary. The two Secretaries also administered the Integrity pledge, on the occasion of the Vigilance Awareness Week.
The birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is observed as the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day) on 31st October every year. This occasion provides an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country.
The Central Vigilance Commission, as part of its efforts to promote probity in public life and to achieve a corruption free society, observes Vigilance Awareness Week every year. The week in which 31st October, the birthday of late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel falls is observed as Vigilance Awareness Week. The observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week has commenced today, with pledge taking by public servants in the Ministries/Departments/Central Public Sector Enterprises/Public Sector Banks and all other Organizations.