Unity in Diversity or Unity and Diversity
People of India from
various regions are different from one another in their living styles,
culture, and facial features. People of one region resemble one another,
follow similar customs, and speak the same language. People of eastern
states are quite diverse (different) from people of south of India or from
Yet all people live together in India being part
of the federal structure. All people unite in parliament, ministries,
committees, and administration and make decisions to affect the entire
country. All people are treated equally. People of India follow many
different religions and faiths. Hindus form the majority of
Indians, but they respect other religions too.
There are many castes in each region. But people
of different castes mix well with other castes and share the resources of the
nation. Lifestyle of villagers is quite different from those of the urban
citizens. People in hilly areas or forests have an altogether different
life style. Indian government gives equal importance to all categories.
We stand as a country when ever an issue of
national importance arises. All uphold the sovereignty and oneness of our
country. Whenever an Indian goes out of the country, he/she always proud to
be an Indian.
In India since our independence, there have
been struggles in many regions for separation into states based on the regional
factors. They are still going on in UP, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh,
Madhya Pradesh and other states. This struggles arises due to differences
in the culture, caste,living style, and language differences in these regions.
However, keeping in view the well being of those regions these regions
have been combined with other regions for administration and development.
Although there are differences, these people are joining hands with the
others and living peacefully.
Kashmir is not like rest of India.
Their culture, living style, resources and political situation is very
different from the rest of India. Their close proximity with Pakistan and
China makes it even more difficult to handle that region. So government
of India has given a special status to Kashmir. They are part of the
union of India. However, they are having a special status. After
the recent floods rest of India has sympathised with Kashmir and has sent a lot
of relief materials. That help shows the unity and pledge towards keeping
the promise of unity.
Same way, we have all the states and regions
responding to difficulties encountered by other regions. In India,
many areas are more developed than some areas. There is no
uniformity in the distribution of minerals, oil, industries, education,
rivers and population among many regions. But India and its
people have tried to share all the wealth from all states to the common good.
Specific backward regions are identified for additional help.
There have been many clashes on basis of
religion between Hindus and Muslims. Some clashes occurred also between
Hindus and Sikhs during some years. But the wisdom of the people
prevailed. People are better now to think of the country's progress as the
first priority. People have realised unity is important.
When people go to other countries they highlight
the pride of India rather than their own region's pride. We have a
lot of differences among all the neighbouring states for sharing of waters from
rivers, funds for development, new civil projects, sites for industries,
railway lines and air ports allotment and development etc, However,
we are all obeying the law and trying to mitigate the differences.
This is how Indians are living in diverse
environment. The law of India has made possible and is holding the
unity. The freedom fight for a long duration against the British has
combined the various regions and the same spirit is holding strong still among
all the regions.
is the unity in diversity. The world appreciates India's peaceful and harmonic
upholding of unity in diversity.