November

Quami Ekta Week

Promoting National Integration & Public Harmony on "Quami Ekta Week" — November 19 to November 25

The Quami Ekta Week is a special weeklong celebration in the country of India observed every 19th to 25th of November every year. The Quami Ekta Week is observed to reinforce, foster, and promote national integration and public harmony. This weeklong celebration is composed of daily individual holidays that offers an opportunity to all people to unit regardless of their religion, faith, culture, and traditions. This day highlights the strength, flexibility, and capability of the country to maintain and sustain a communal harmony.

During this day, everyone pledges to strengthen and preserve liberty in India. This pledge makes sure that peace, faith, and non-violence is maintained by setting aside differences in language, culture, region, religion, and political affiliation.

About Quami Ekta Week

The Quami Ekta Week simply means National Integration Weak. During this weeklong celebration, various programs about a specific theme are held. These programs can include symposiums, seminars, meetings, and cultural activities. These programs embody central themes that include non-violence, linguistic harmony, cultural unity, anti-communalism, development of weaker sectors, wellbeing of minorities, women, and children, conservation, secularism, and at the forefront, national integration.

QUAMI EKTA WEEK INDIA

The celebration days of the Quami Ekta Week are as follows:

  • National Integration Day (November 19):  This is observed by holding programs like meetings, symposia and seminars will be organized to emphasize the themes of secularism, anti-communalism and non-violence.
  • Welfare of Minorities Day (November 20): This is observed by having the items of the 15 Point Program emphasized. Special fraternal processions are held in riot towns.
  • Linguistic Harmony Day (November 21): This day is observed by conducting programs which include special literary functions. Kavi Sammelans is organized to enable people of each region to appreciate the linguistic heritage of different parts of India.
  • Weaker Sections Day (November 22): This day is observed by organizing meetings and rallies that highlight the programs of the government which help the weaker sections. There is a particular emphasis on the distribution of surplus land to landless laborers.
  • Cultural Unity Day (November 23): This day is observed by organizing cultural functions to present the Indian tradition of unity in diversity and for promoting cultural conservation and integration.
  • Women’s Day (November 24): This day gives focus on the importance of Women in Indian Society and their role in nation-building.
  • Conservation Day (November 25): This day is observed by conducting several meetings and functions that emphasize the growing need for awareness and action to conserve the environment and promote sustainability.

History

Unfortunately, even with extensive research on this topic, we still cannot pinpoint the exact origin of the Quami Ekta Week. We are not even sure who founded or started the event. Despite of this, we can still make an educated guess as to why this day started. Perhaps a person or a group of individuals in India have realized that national integration in the country still has a long way to go. Hence, actions must be done to lead the way towards that goal. Because of that, the Quami Ekta Week or the National Integration Week was founded.

Dates

The Quami Ekta Week is always celebrated on the 19th of November up until the 25th of November each year. This means that the upcoming Quami Ekta Week will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 19, 2020 to Monday, November 25, 2020.

Why Celebrate

The following are the main reasons why you should participate in the celebration of the Quami Ekta Week:

To Help Eliminate Discrimination

One good reason why you should celebrate the Quami Ekta Week is that this day is one of the best days to help eliminate discrimination. You can send out the message to the people that we all should respect each other and respect our rights as human beings so that we don’t discriminate and marginalize people based on their religion, culture, ethnicity, etc.

To Empower Women and Other Weak Sections of the Society

Another good reason to celebrate this day is that you can use this day as your avenue for empowering women. There is still a long way to go before we completely eliminate discrimination against women. We all have to understand that they are always capable of the things that men can do. They must also realize that they are as superior human beings as men. Basically, we are all equal and must set our feet on the ground. Apart from women, this day is also the opportune time to empower the weak sections of the society including the poor and the disabled. The poor ones need assistance especially from the government so that they can get over the poverty line and make their lives far better. On the other hand, disabled people must be offered with the same opportunities as non-disabled persons because they too are capable of doing work done by the latter.

To Promote Unity Amongst the People

Perhaps the most overarching reason why you should celebrate this day is that this is the best time to promote unity amongst the people. If we all respect each other, then we can all get together and harmonize our communities and societies.

Celebration Ideas and Activities

The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the Quami Ekta Week as best as it can be:

Join in Seminars and Conventions

One good way to celebrate this day is to join seminars and conventions that teach about national integration. For sure, you will be able to learn more about the important concepts of integration. The useful knowledge that you can obtain from these events are those that you can share with other people as well.

Participate in Cultural Activities

Also a good way to celebrate this day is to participate in cultural activities that include singing, dancing, contests, etc. These activities aim to unite people regardless of their personal backgrounds.

Celebrate on Social Media

You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. For instance, you can use the hashtag #QuamiEktaWeek to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this day.

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