Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today termed Jammu and Kashmir as the crown of India and said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had played the biggest role in ensuring the accession of the state to the country.
He flagged off the ‘Run for Unity’ on the 142nd birth anniversary of the first deputy prime minister.
“Jammu and Kashmir is the crown of India and this is the message we are giving by participating in the Run for Unity in the state,” Singh told reporters here.
Flanked by state Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta and the ministers, he said the run was for re-discovering Patel’s legacy to unite the country.
“Sardar Patel has biggest role in ensuring accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India as well as forcing out raiders from territory and ensuring peace here,” Singh said.