National Integration is the feeling of togetherness
or oneness towards one’s own country irrespective of their individual
differences with regard to religion, region, race, culture or caste.
India is a multi-racial and multilingual country. These diversities
are the feature of India. But the culture of India makes her people feel
that they are the children of mother India. India is an excellent
example of ‘Unity in Diversity‘. Foreign invasions and conquests from time to time, could not crush the spirit of unity of culture.
ancient times, India was divided in many small Kingdoms and the kings
of these Kingdoms were engaged in fighting with each other for political
power. But there was not the issue of religion. In the last century
when British was ruling over India and the Indian people began their
movement against the British ruler for the freedom of their motherland.
The ruler tried to disturb the national integration of our country
by applying the ‘divide and rule’ policy to curb the movement. In
pursuance of that policy they began to show their favor alternatively to
this community or that. In this way they had sown the seeds of
misunderstanding and jealousy in the minds of the people.
Presently, in many parts of India, people
are continuing their demand for division on the basis of language and
religion. In the root of these agitations we can see that the poverty
and illiteracy of the general people make them agitated and their
agitations are colored as the freedom movement. If the Indian economy
develops sufficiently and if the general people can pass their lives
happily the agitations will stop automatically.
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There is a need to preserve the national
integrity of our country. The feeling of oneness among all the citizen
is important for the overall stability and growth of our country. All
right thinking people, politicians, religious leaders should be gathered
in a common-place of discussion and solve their problem.