Essay No. 01
India is a country of saints and seers who have always preached the lesson of love, harmony cooperation and respect for each other’s sentiments.
If we follow the preaching’s of our elders in letter and spirit, we shall love all religious equally well and there will not arise any occasion for conflict. It is rightly written in the scriptures of all religions that all paths lead to the same God.
“God made man in his own image,
In the image of man God made Himself”
God has created mankind. But he has not divided mankind into different religions. These regimented religions are man’s own creation. In spite of this, people of all religions can still live in peace if they respect each other’s religion. Even if they worship God in different ways, yet they should try to realize the underlying spirit in each religion and that is to serve mankind which is basically one.
It is very sad that in our country often communal riots take place, sometime in UP. Sometime in Gujarat and sometime at other places. Sometimes, the grounds are quite flimsy or trivial, The people need some awakening and joint efforts be enlightened people of all communities, as peace is good for all and strife is harmful to everybody.
It is said that the two nation theory that led to the partition of our country, sowed the real seeds of communal disharmony. But, we should all consider ourselves Indian first and last.
Let us all forget our petty religious differences, if any and live like brothers and celebrate jointly each other’s festivals and make India a great power to reckon with.
Essay No. 02
Communal harmony is of utmost importance to our country for peace and progress.
Before independence, the Indian people by and large lived in peace. There were hardly any fanatics to arouse the religious feelings of people then. There existed composite cultures in several then Indian cities such as Lahore, Karachi, Amritsar, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad,
Kanpur, etc. There were hardly any communal riots then. Unfortunately, Muslim League’s two nation theory divided the innocent Indian masses into two broad camps of Hindus and Muslims and thus started the diabolical communal riots which led to the disturbance of communal peace on a large scale and finally to division of the country.
After Independence, Indian people largely lived in communal harmony except rarely when some people were incited in the name of religion by the malicious Pakistani agents.
This communal harmony took an ugly turn in terrorist movement in Punjab which was largely engineered by the ISI of Pakistan.
There have grown up some staunch hawks in all religious organisations now and one concrete surfacing of this attitude has been witnessed in demolition of the Babri structure and burning of Rambhaktas in a train and its aftermath in Gujarat.
We should remember that our great religious preachers and scriptures have always stood for oneness of mankind and we should adhere to this doctrine. Moreover, national progress which is essential for all is possible only if we maintain communal harmony.
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India has set an important example of communal harmony to this world. India is the only country of the world where people of all religion and beliefs have been living peacefully for a long time. It is important to note that even during the reign of British, there was no tension among the various religious people.
India, a multi-religious, multilingual and multi-racial country, has always ‘enjoyed the essential unity of culture amidst diversities that kept her people united. After independence, narrow religious, regional and communal feelings attracted the country. The apparently mindless communal tensions and bloody riots that take place occasionally create a sense of mistrust among the two principal religious communities involved in clashes. The country pays a heavy price for such disturbances through loss of life and property.
India is a vast country where people of different religions and communities live side by side. India was divided into two countries in 1947, but our national leaders were very particular about this and took great care to establish a secular state.
Unfortunately, this traditionally peace-loving country is sometimes plagued by communal problems. It all happens as some fanatical zealots indulge in torturing the people of other religion. The alarming rise of fundamentalism is a great concern to the nation. Almost all the States of our country suffer owing to religious intolerance. Inter-communal relationship suffers a breach in this vitiated atmosphere. Our unity, integrity and solidarity is now at stake. It hampers the growth of the nation at every step. If the nation wishes to make sound progress in the socio-economic, political and scientific spheres, communal harmony has to be ensured as a permanent feature of life. Evil forces trying to destroy this should be crushed at any cost. It is also our duty spread the message of importance of communal harmony.
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