The celebration of Quami Ekta Week 2016 began from November 19 and will end on November 25, 2016.
About Quami Ekta Week (National Integration Week)
Quami Ekta Week or National Integration Week is observed every year across India from November 19 to the November 25, to promote the unity in the country of diversity with around 66 languages, 22 religions, 28 states and numerous tribes.
- The basic aim of celebrating this Quami Ekta Week is to encourage and reinforce the strength of public harmony and national integration.
- It is celebrated to highlight the value and role of women in nation building. It lay emphasis to raise the social status of the woman through various programs to make the general public aware and understand the issues of both gender equality and rights in the country.
A week long celebrations offer a new opportunity to all to maintain the old traditions, culture and faiths in way of tolerance and brotherhood in such a multi-religious and multi-cultural societies of India.
- It enables the country in highlighting the inherent strength and flexibility to maintain the communal harmony.
- The celebration is marked by various performing various programmes related to the specific theme which is set for each day’s celebrations.
- Some of the particular programs that are held include meetings, seminars, symposia, particular legendary functions, cultural activities highlighting the themes of national integration, secularism, non-violence, linguistic harmony, anti-communalism, cultural unity, development of weaker sections, wellbeing of minorities, issues of woman and conservation etc.
- The celebration of the week always starts with the National Integration Pledge to preserve and strengthen the liberty and honesty of the India.
- Pledge states that non-violence, peace and faiths should be continued in order to remove any kind of differences as well as disputes in relation to languages, culture, religions, regions, and political objections.
A cycle rally is organized by the administration to mark the starting of the Quami Ekta Week celebration.The participants of the cycle rally include students from schools and volunteers from various NGOs from all over the country.
The schedule of Quami Ekta Week
- November 19: National Integration Day
- November 20: Welfare of Minorities Day
- November 21: Linguistic Harmony Day
- November 22: Weaker Sections Day
- November 23: Cultural Unity Day
- November 24: Women’s Day
- November 25: Conservation Day