ndia is a country of varied ethnic groups, communities, cultures and tongues. Economic independence, culture, language and territorial integration are the ties of a nation. There is a feeling of oneness, unity and commonness in it. There has been political disunity, and rise and fall of various empires. Different languages are spoken here. People have different food habits. Different religions are propagated and professed here. But Indian culture and customs have united the Indians. These have promoted a feeling of oneness and common citizenship. National integration is a psychological process. It means a well-knit society in which all are loyal to their country. The feeling of nationalism is dominant. It prevails over all other issues and interests. It means that every Indian, irrespective of caste, creed, language or religion, belongs to India. He/She is proud of his/her country. National integration is very important for the all-round development of the country. In fact, its existence depends on it. There are different climates in India. Food habits are different, crops are different and there is a difference in faiths and beliefs. People wear different dresses. Even the Indian customs and conventions are vast and varied. The people pursue different sects and religions. There is difference even in the lands. The northern area is very fertile. There are hills and mountain ranges. In South there are barren lands and plateaus. The geographical features are different. Even the fertility and nature of soil are varied. Different crops are produced in different parts of the country. The taste and temperament, colour, features are all different. There are fanatic people who create communal disturbances in the name of religion. Casteism and provincialism are also rampant in our society. Sectarianism and communalism disrupt our social harmony. Sometimes, the separatist forces emerge. Such forces lead to the creation of many states on the basis...
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