Communal Harmony Week or Quami Ekta Week is to be observed in India beginning from today. The Home Ministry contended that various seminars and meetings will be held during the week to strengthen the bond of the nation. National Integration Day, Welfare of Minorities Day, Linguistic Harmony Day and Communal Harmony Flag Day will be observed during the week.
About 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.
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.
What to expect?
As a part of the Qaumi Ekta Week, to be observed across the country from November 19 to 25 to spread the message of communal harmony, patriotism and national integration, employees will take a national integration oath at the Secretariat Durbar Hall and all government offices on November 19. November 20 will be observed as Welfare of Minorities Day, November 21 as Linguistic Harmony Day, November 22 as Weaker Sections Day, November 23 as Cultural Unity Day, November 24 as Women’s Day, and November 25 as Conservation Day and Communal Harmony Flag Day.