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National Integration Week commences tomorrow

By Abdul Nisar

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has written to different Ministries under Government of India for organising programmes and events befitting the Qaumi Ekta Week (National Integration Week), which will be will be observed all over the country from Friday with the pledge of national integration.

Several programmes, with a specific theme on each of the seven days, will be held/observed during the week.

Meetings, symposia, seminars, special literary functions, cultural functions and programmes to highlight themes under focus would mark the observance of Qaumi Ekta Week.

The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (HFCH), an autonomous organisation with Ministry of Home Affairs also organises Communal Harmony Campaign during the week.

Themes like national integration, welfare of minorities, linguistic harmony, weaker sections and cultural unity would be the focus on each day's activity.

Qaumi Ekta Week is observed from November 19-25 every year to foster and re-inforce the spirit of communal harmony, national integration and pride in our vibrant composite culture and nationhood.

This occasion provides us an opportunity to reaffirm our age-old traditions and faith in the values of tolerance, co-existence and brotherhood in a multi-cultural and multi-religious society.

The observation of the "Qaumi Ekta Week" will also help to highlight the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand actual, and potential threats to the eclectic and secular fabric of our country, and nurture a spirit of communal harmony in its widest sense. (ANI)

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