New Delhi, Nov 21: As part of the Communal Harmony Campaign week being observed from November 19-25, 2016, a group of child victims of violence from different States arrived here today. During their six-day visit to the National Capital, organised by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), these children pin-up ‘Communal Harmony Flags’ on the person of the dignitaries such as the President of India, Vice-President, Prime Minister, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister and Union Home Secretary to mark the Flag Day, to be observed on 25th November.
The children, invited by the NFCH to Delhi, share their experiences which promote communal harmony & national integration. They, along with their guardians and escorts, are also taken on a tour to historic sites and landmarks such as the Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Lal Qila, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, etc.
The invited children belong to Assam, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir and are covered under the NFCH project ‘Assist’ for their care and education. Aged between 14 and 22 years, the children, including an equal number of boys and girls, are students of Class 9th to BCA and Btech.
The NFCH observes the ‘Quami Ekta Week’ (Communal Harmony Campaign and Fund Raising Week) every year from 19th to 25th November and the last working day of this week is observed as the Flag Day.
The observation of the ‘Quami Ekta Week’ will help to highlight the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand actual and potential threats to the eclectic and secular fabric of our country, and nurture a spirit of communal harmony in its widest sense. This occasion also provides an opportunity to reaffirm age old traditions and faith in the values of tolerance, co-existence and brotherhood in a multi-cultural and multi-religious society.
The NFCH promotes Communal Harmony and strengthens National Integration. It also provides financial assistance for relief and rehabilitation of children rendered orphan or destitute in communal, caste, ethnic or terrorist violence.