Shillong, November 20: Quami Ekta Week (National Integration Week) was observed today with the National Integration Pledge administered by Deputy Chief Minister Dr RC Laloo at Secretariat, Shillong.
With a view to foster and reinforce the spirit of Communal Harmony, National Integration and pride in vibrant, composite culture and nationhood, the Qaumi Ekta Week will be observed all over the country, from the 19th to 25th of November, 2017. Week long programmes will be observed during the Qaumi Ekta Week.
November 19 was observed as National Integration Day and programmes like meetings, symposia and seminars were organized to emphasize the themes of secularism, anti-communalism and non-violence.
Laloo on the occasion administered the National Integration Pledge to work with dedication to preserve and strengthen the freedom and integrity of the nation, to never resort to violence and to continue to endeavours towards settlement of all differences and disputes relating to religion, language, region or other political or economic grievances by peaceful and constitutional means. Chief Secretary T Tsering and other senior officers were also present during the pledge taking ceremony.