You were one among a group of students who represented your state in a national youth exchange programme. It was an eye-opener which made you realise the spirit of unity in diversity. Taking ideas from the MCB unit on National Integration along with your own ideas, write a letter to the editor of a newspaper in 100-120 words on the importance of National Integration. You are Maya/Mohan, 4 Rampur Road, Bareilly.
16 March, 20xx
The Hindustan Times
Subject: The Importance of National Integration
Through the esteemed columns of your newspaper, I would like to draw your kind attention towards the importance of National Integration. Recently, our group had represented our state in a national youth exchange programme. It was an eye opener for me. It made me realise the spirit of unity in diversity. ‘India is a land of diverse cultures’.
Our nation has a variety of different festivals, customs, cultures, etc. In the youth exchange programme, we had to represent some of the important customs relating to our country. During the programme, different states represent different things of their particular state, like the group from Punjab did their folk dance and had a stall of their famous food, then, there was a stall of Assam representing their folk song, etc.
It was an eye-opener as it told about the important things of different states in our country. Such programmes help us to know more about other states and their people. I think such integration is must for a nation because it binds the people.
I conclude my letter by requesting you to kindly publish my letter in your reputed newspaper. It will help the people to realise the importance of National Integration.