19-25 November 2017: Qaumi Ekta Week
The 'Qaumi Ekta Week' also known as National Integration Week will be observed all over the country from the 19 to 25 November 2017.
The weeklong event will be observed with an aim to foster and reinforce the spirit of communal harmony, national integration in the nation.
Here are the week long programmes that will be observed during Qaumi Ekta Week:
19 November 2017: It will be observed as National Integration Day and programmes like meetings, symposia and seminars will be organized to emphasize the themes of secularism, anti-communalism and non-violence.
20 November 2017: It will be observed as Welfare of Minorities Day.
21 November 2017: It will be observed as Linguistic Harmony Day. Programmes 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.
22 November 2017: It will be observed as Weaker Sections Day and meetings and rallies will be organized to highlight programmes which help SCs/STs and weaker sections through distribution of surplus land to landless labourers.
23 November 2017: It 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.
24 November 2017: It will be observed as Women’s Day. On this day, the importance of Women in Indian Society and their role in development of nation-building will be highlighted.
25 November 2017: It will be observed as Conservation Day and several meetings and functions will be organized to emphasise the growing need for awareness and action to conserve the environment.
The ‘Quami Ekta Week’ or National Integration Week helps to highlight the inherent strength and resilience to withstand actual and potential threats to the spirit of communal harmony.
The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Home Affairs, organises Communal Harmony Campaign along with the Qaumi Ekta Week and observes the Communal Harmony Flag Day on 25 November.