Patil asks ministries to hold programmes to mark Quami Ekta Week

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New Delhi, Nov 18 (UNI) Home Minister Shivraj Patil has written to all ministries and organisations to hold programmes focusing on National Integration, Welfare of Minorities, Linguistic Harmony, Weaker Section, Cultural Unity and Environment Conservation to mark the National Integration Week to be observed from tomorrow.

Meetings, symposia, seminars, special literary functions, cultural functions and programmes on specific theme would mark the observance of Quami Ekta Week throughout the country.

The week would begin with National Integration Pledge. National Integration, Welfare of Minorities, Linguistic Harmony, Weaker Section, Cultural Unity and Environment Conservation are the themes for the week and activities related to a specific theme would be under focus on each day.

Quami Ekta Week is observed from November 19-25 every year with a view to fostering and re-inforcing the spirit of communal harmony, national integration and pride in our vibrant composite culture and nationhood.

In view of recent developments in various parts of the country, there is a need to take all possible measures for dissemination and reaffirmation of these values among all the sections of people.

The Home Minister has urged different Ministries under Government to organise programmes/events marking the occasion.

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