Short Article on Unity in Diversity in India



Nowadays India is not only known for technology industries but also it’s Varity of people, numerous languages, multiple customs and traditions; different races with different faces and marvelous landscapes. These always project India among other countries like “unity in diversity”.

We join our hands to bring innovations, we join hands to watch to celebrate the achievements of sports person, and we too join our hands together so many times in the name of “Indian”.

Most of us (south Indians) never know about northern states and North Indians like vise- versa but yet we join hands to support any sensational news created by media like Anna Hazare’s corruption movement. We never know how many languages are exiting in our country.

Sometimes we never share things but we always fight like neighboring countries among ourselves either land or water. Many politicians keen on dividing states for their personal growth. Are we really following “unity in diversity”?

Each and every problem in India is politicized. Many of our politicians are “Man of Mess” who always play a chess game in all the issues of the society. Media is always with them which most of the times never allow our people to think.

Some say that India is only for Hindu and some say Maharashtra for only for Maharathi’s. Each one tries to posses land. Indian political polices always keen on elite people but always poor suffers.

Cruel politicians create problems but always poor suffers like Telangana issues in Andra and Mullaperiyar dam problem between the states of Tamilnadu and Kerala, Is this “unity in diversity”?

Is India is the country only for “rich”? There are 49 thousand slums were estimated to be in existence in urban India , 24% of them were located along nallahs and drains and 12% along railway lines and about 57% of slums were built on public land, owned mostly by local bodies, state government, etc.

In 64% of notified slums, a majority of the dwellings were pucca, the corresponding percentage for the non-notified ones being 50% and for 95% slums; the major source of drinking water was either tap or tube well. Only 1% notified and 7% non-notified slums did not have electricity connection and about 78% of notified slums and 57% of the non-notified slums had a pucca road inside the slum.

Youth and children are tool of Indian future because one third of youths are Indians who can change the society in the future. India has 420 million kids. That’s more than the US and UK combined, but in India today, one out of every two children under 3 years of age is malnourished.

Half of all Indian children are not in school. India has 420 million kids. That’s more than the US and UK combined. One in four Indian girls is sexually abused before the age of 4. 52% of girls aged 6-10 are out of school. 48% of boys aged 6-10 are out of school.

There are thousands and thousands of children in the slums who have never gone to school and they do not have any basic training, no proper shelter and no sanitation. More than 40,000 children are reported missing every year.

More than 7o million people don’t have access to safe drinking water. More than 18 Lakhs people are infected by tuberculosis (TB) every year. Mainly due to poor sanitation more than 3 Lakhs children die annually. More than 18% youths commits suicide every year.

Do we fast progressing nation? In what way? Is this shining India?