National Integration Day
National integration indicates the feeling of common identity amongst the people of country even after being from different races, cultures, religions or regions in order to build a strong and developed nation. It promotes the unity in diversity and feeling of oneness amongst people to a great level. It brings a type of racial and cultural similarity among people of different community. It can be said that the unity which was displayed during the Indian Independence movement amongst the common Indian people against the British Rule.
India is counted as one of the large country in the world which is famous for its 2ndlargest population all over the world and around 1652 spoken languages and dialects. It is the country including all major religions of the world such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Islam, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism with the varieties in culture, food habits, tradition, costume and social customs. It is a diverse country having great differences in the climate. Instead of being all major differences in this country, each part of it is governed very peacefully by the same Constitution.
The main point of the British authority to rule the India was communalism; they divided the Indian Hindus and Muslims and ruled it for long. Now, it is very sad to say that even after being an independent country, the communal feelings have not gone from the mind of Indian people which is a big reason to why we celebrate the National Integration Day annually to try the single bit of efforts to finish away the communalism from India. This is the reason why we are still counted as the developing country and not a developed country even after more than the fifty years of independence.
Linguistic differences and casteism are also the main points of creating threat to the Indian unity. People from one religion and caste support the same whereas oppose the others which hinders their progress and development to the great extent. The great examples of these are the job appointments, political elections and admissions to the educational institutions have involved the caste considerations. Even people avoid interacting to the people of other castes.
Instead of being various forces which threaten our unity there is an Indian Constitution, founded by the Father of the Indian Constitution (Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar), has the ability to resolve all these threats through the Democracy, Secularism and Social Equality which are counted as the important forces promoting the national integration. National Integration celebration on annual basis brings an opportunity to everyone to develop the tolerance and understandings amongst the people for the other religions.
Various National level event celebrations and National Symbols such as the National Flag, the National Emblem and the National Anthem are also acts as the forces promoting the unity.
National Integration Day:
National Integration Day is observed every year on 19th of November all over the India. It is celebrated as the birthday anniversary of the first woman prime minister of the India Indira Gandhi. The office members of the different departments of the district administration get together at one place to take pledge to ensure the common harmony in the society. Officially, the flora tribute is offered at every national integration day on the statue of late Prime Minister.
It is celebrated to enhance the love and unity among people all across the India. As after getting the independence of the country, the people living in India are not independent, they are still slaves somehow. Some of the politically motivated youths of the country are continuously disrupting the unity and communal harmony of the people in society. National integration day is also renowned as the Quami Ekta Divas to remember the birthday celebration of the first woman prime minister of the India.
Aims of National Integration Day:
- National Integration Day is celebrated every year to encourage people about the unity, peace, love and brotherhood among them.
- To promote the harmony among Indian people instead of being diversity in the Indian society in terms of culture, multiple languages, religions, geographical diversity and etc.
- To bring together the youths and other people of the various religious back ground, social, cultural, economical and education to the camp to mix up with each other, understand and work in a group.
- To develop better understanding among youths about diverse perceptions, faiths and life styles to strengthen the unity of people in society.