Quami Ekta Week (National Integration Week)

Quami Ekta Week:- With a view to fostering and reinforcing the spirit of Communal Harmony, National Integration, and pride in vibrant, composite culture and nationhood, the “Qaumi Ekta Week” (National Integration Week) will be observed all over the country.

Quami Ekta Week (National Integration Week)19th to 25th November

Quami Ekta Week or National Integration Week is observed every year all across India from the 19th of November to the 25th of November. Quami Ekta Week celebrates the entire week with different programs related to each day’s theme.

Some of the programs like meetings, seminars, symposia, particular legendary functions, and cultural activities are held to highlight the themes (national integration, secularism, non-violence, linguistic harmony, anti-communalism, cultural unity, development of weaker sections, the wellbeing of minorities, issues of woman and conservation) of Quami Ekta Week. The celebration of the week starts with the National Integration Pledge.

There will be the following week-long programs during Qaumi Ekta Week:

National Integration Day will be observed on November 19 with a variety of programs focusing on secularism, anti-communalism, and nonviolence.

• November 20 will be observed as Welfare of Minorities Day and items of the 15 Point Programme are emphasized on this day.

• November 21 will be observed as Linguistic Harmony Day. Programs like Special literary functions and Kavi Sammelans will be organized to enable people of each region to appreciate the linguistic heritage of other parts of India.

• November 22 will be observed as Weaker Sections Day and meetings and rallies will be organized to highlight programs under various Governments that help SCs/STs and weaker sections with particular emphasis on the distribution of surplus land to landless laborers.

• November 23 will be observed as Cultural Unity Day and cultural functions will be organized to present the Indian tradition of unity in diversity and for promoting cultural conservation and integration.

On November 24, Women’s Day, the importance of women in Indian Society and their role in nation-building will be highlighted.

• November 25 will be observed as Conservation Day and several meetings and functions will be organized to emphasize the growing need for awareness and action to conserve the environment.

The observation of the ‘Quami Ekta Week’ will 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.

The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), an autonomous organization with the Ministry of Home Affairs, organizes the Communal Harmony Campaign coinciding with the Qaumi Ekta Week and observes the Communal Harmony Flag Day on 25th November.

The Foundation promotes Communal Harmony and strengthens National Integration.

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International Week of Science and Peace 9th to 14th November
Legal Services Day 9th November
Children’s Day 14th November
National Cooperative Week 14th to 20th November
International Day for Tolerance and Peace 16th November
National Epilepsy Day 17th November
National Integration Day 19th November
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World Heritage Week 19th to 25th of November
Child Rights Day 20th November
International Film Festival of India 20th to 30th November
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