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Observance of National Integration Week in Rubber Board
Kottayam, 25 November 2016
Mr. Madavana Balakrishna Pillai, Director, School of Journalism, Mahatma Gandhi University delivered the key note address in the meeting organized by the Rubber Board as part of observance of National Integration Week. Nationalism is a feeling that is to be inculcated in everyone, not something to be insisted repeatedly, he said. In many countries nationalism stems from the uniformity in religion, culture, language etc. But in a country like ours with a lot of diversity in all walks of life, nationalism has to emerge from the concepts envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi, he said.
Mr. A Ajith Kumar IAS, Chairman, Rubber Board administered the pledge as part of the programme. He said that observance of National Integration Week should not be limited to a mere function, but its message should be imbibed by all for protecting the unity and integrity of our nation.
National Integration Week is observed every year from 19 to 25 November with an objective to develop piece, unity and brotherhood among various sections of the society. Mr. Viju Chacko (Secretary in charge and Director Finance, Rubber Board) and Mr. CC Chacko (Director, L&ED, Rubber Board) were present in the meeting. Mr. KG Sathees Kumar, Assistant Director (Publicity) welcomed the gathering and Mr. PN Devarajan, Assistant Secretary proposed vote of thanks.