Unity in Diversity
Though diversity is visible in every aspect of life in India, we are united by the spirit of patriotism. Symbols such as the National Flag and National Anthem remind us of our great nation and the need to stay united. Celebration of landmark events such as Independence Day, Republic Day and Gandhi Jayanthi every year brings us together and keeps the spirit of one nation alive within us.
India is known for ‘unity in diversity’. This phrase was coined by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, in his book Discovery of India.
India has a multi-cultural society. India evolved as a single nation through common beliefs, customs and cultural practices. The freedom struggle and the drafting of our Constitution stands as ample evidence to the spirit of unity of India.
V.A. Smith called India as an ‘Ethnological museum’, as a great variety of racial types exist.