School plays a very important role in fostering national integration in the following ways:
(a) Children from different communities interact with each other in a school.
(b) Celebration of national days and festivals promotes national integration. Also, the study of the historical past and the National Movement promote the idea of unity within diversity.
(c) Organising programmes on all-India basis, where children from different parts of the country can meet each other, fosters national integration.
(d) The NCC cadets in a school get an opportunity to meet other cadets from other parts of the country and become aware of each others' cultures.