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3) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel was a selfless leader, who had a vision for the unification of the country’s interest above all other, and shaped India’s fate with unwavering devotion. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic:  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators.

3) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel was a selfless leader, who had a vision for the unification of the country’s interest above all other, and shaped India’s fate with unwavering devotion. Discuss.(250 words)

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Why this question:

On 31 October 1875, ‘Iron Man of India’ Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born in Nadiad village in present-day Gujarat. Thus the question.

Key demand of the question:

One has to highlight the significant contributions made by SVP to the consolidation of post independent India.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief narrate Write a few introductory lines about the Sardar Patel.

Body:

Vallabhbhai Patel, popularly known as Sardar Patel was an Indian politician. He served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India.

He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation.

Patel was raised in the countryside of state of Gujarat. He was a successful lawyer. He subsequently organized peasants from Kheda, Borsad, and Bardoli in Gujarat in non-violent civil disobedience against the British Raj, becoming one of the most influential leaders in Gujarat. 

Discuss how he prevented balkanization of the country.

Briefly discuss about the integration process of Hyderabad, Junagardh, and Jammu Kashmir.

Conclusion:

Give a fair and balanced conclusion on the above.

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