H.E. Shri Chandulal Trivedi, Governor of East Punjab and Chancellor of the East Punjab University presenting the Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) degree to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the first convocation of the University held at Ambala on March 5, 1949.
Sardar Patel inaugurating the Patiala and East Punjab States Union, formed by the integration of the Princely States of Patiala, Nabha, Jind, Faridkot, Kapurthala, Nalagarh, Kalsia and Malerkotla, by swearing in the Maharaja of Patiala as 'Rajpramukh' on July 15,1948.
Sardar Patel at a Press Conference held in New Delhi on January 29, 1948. Mr. V. P. Menon, Secretary - Ministry of the States can be seen sitting at Sardar Patel’s right, and Mr. N. C. Mehta, Secretary - Ministry of Information & Broadcasting appears at his left.
During the Borsad plague of 1935, Sardar Patel organized a massive effort to fight the epidemic. Without trying to get support from the British government, he mobilized volunteers to go from village to village and house to house to destroy rats and disinfect the affected areas, thereby bringing epidemic under control.
A photograph taken during the Independence Day Session of the Constituent Assembly held on August 15, 1947. Standing in the first row are Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Mr. K.M. Munshi, Mr. N.V. Gadgil and Mrs. Ammu Swaminathan.