On 31st October 2016, Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi inaugurated the digital exhibition “Uniting India: Sardar Patel” including the web portal, http://sardarpatel.nvli.in/ at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The website was developed by Zyxware Technologies in partnership with IIT Bombay as part of the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) initiative of Ministry of Culture, Government of India under the National Mission of Libraries .
The portal showcases the life of Sardar Vallabhai Patel and was unveiled on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel. While speaking on the occasion, Modi stressed on the need of the hour to have that same unity that Sardar Patel worked hard for. Sardar Vallabhai Patel had played an integral role in bringing the princely states under one union.
The site is built on Drupal 8 and showcases information about Sardar Patel collected from various libraries along with the ability to translate it to different languages. A timeline on the site along with interesting facts, quotes, and a quiz tells us who the man is and how he came to be known as the ‘Iron Man of India.’
Photo courtesy: http://www.pmindia.gov.in/en/