National integration is the awareness of a common identity amongst the citizens of a country. It means that though we belong to different castes, religions and regions and speak different languages we recognize the fact that we are all one. This kind of integration is very important in the building of a strong and prosperous nation.
Unity in our country does not mean the kind of oneness that comes from racial and cultural similarity. It is unity in spite of great differences, in other words, unity in diversity. An important historical event in which this unity was displayed was the freedom movement when all the Indians united against the British rule. Tolerance is the key factor of all religion, which is the essence of India
A nation is said to be born when a group of people living in a particular territory develop a political form with a sense of unity and determine their political future. The people of India decide their political fortune through elections. The concept of nation arises when national consciousness emerges among individuals. Nation state is a political association. It has certain features.
• Definite boundary
• Set of rules
Nation includes people, territory and government.
Nation as a community. Each nation has its own boundary and set of rules. Therefore, a nation can be treated as a community. Nation constitutes the largest community among all the groups of man.
Cite this article:
S. Shubhang . Problems for National Integration. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 3(3): July-September, 2012, 363-365