262 Words Essay on the importance of National Integration

India is a multi-racial and multi religious country. It is a purist State. It is a secular country where the people of all religions worship, without any let or hindrance, according to their religious practices, though subject to law and order.

Geographically and linguistically, India has a vast variety. It is a unity in diversity. The Indian people in different States and regions eat different kinds of food. They wear different clothes. They speak different languages. They have different castes and they observe different religious practices. Still, they are all Indians. It is a pity that communal riots take place in different parts of our country off and on.

Mostly, the innocent, gullible people are incited by political leaders and religious bigots to indulge in acts of violence and resort to arson, murder, loot, mayhem, etc. The result is untold loss to life and property, mostly of innocent People. Such people should be dealt with sternly. An awakening and love for the country should be brought about among the common people.

These are the innocent illiterate People who are most gullible and most likely to be led astray. Therefore, the literacy campaign should be intensified. Inter caste and inter-religious marriages should be less encouraged. People should be encouraged to celebrate together festivals sacred to all religions. Ancient monuments whether temples or mosques should be considered national monuments.

Students should be given patriotic lectures in colleges and the school and college curricula should include lives of great national leaders. Practice of pilgrimages, fairs, etc. where members of all communities participate should be encouraged.