National Integration Day

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National Integration Day

National Integration Day is observed every year on 19 November to mark the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi, the first woman Prime Minister of India.

Important facts

  • The purpose of celebrating this day is to inspire people to maintain unity, peace, love and brotherhood.

  • National Integration Day is also known as "Qaumi Ekta Diwas". This day is celebrated all over India to promote mutual harmony.

  • The day espouses the message of upholding unity and integrity among the citizens of India, regardless of caste, colour, language, religion and social status.

  • National Integration Day 2022 marks the 105th birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi.

  • National integration refers to a situation in which people bind themselves as a whole by discarding all distinctions.

About Indira Gandhi

  • Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was born on 19 November 1917 in Allahabad to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.

  • In 1942, she married Feroze Gandhi, who was a freedom fighter, politician and journalist.

  • In 1955, she became a Congress Working Committee (CWC) member and was elected as the President of CWC in 1959.

  • As Information Minister, Indira Gandhi joined Lal Bahadur Shastri's cabinet.

  • In 1966, she became the first woman Prime Minister of India after the sudden death of Lal Bahadur Shastri in Tashkent, Russia.

  • She was a great politician and played an important role in strengthening the Indian democratic structure and tradition.

  • Indira Gandhi was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1971.

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