India, a multi-religious, multilingual and multi-racial country, has always ‘enjoyed the essential unity of culture amidst diversities that kept the people united. India has witnessed a great diversity of faith and religion from the earliest times, but this has not interfered with the peaceful pursuit of the ways of life of different sections. India has been marked by the prosperity of communities belonging to different religions. The people of India value the importance of communal harmony. Communal Harmony refers to the harmony, acceptance and love among the people of various communities belonging to different castes, races and religion.
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 communities involved in clashes. The country pays a heavy price for such disturbances through loss of life and property.
Communalism endangers National Integration. The cause of anxiety is the separatist tendency which tends to endanger the age-old communal harmony and unity of the country. The fissiparous tendencies like aggressive communalism, regionalism, linguism, and casteism are threatening the national integration. The foremost danger to National Integration is rapid communalism. Communalism’s ugliest manifest is communal riots.
It is the sacred duty of all human beings to inject the importance of communal harmony in our minds and that of the coming generations. The danger of communalism can be averted if the self-defeating and suicidal slogans like ‘my state’, my language’, my caste’ and after all ‘my religion’ are supreme, give way to the noble sentiment of India first and last and always. It will integrate our emotions and aspirations and ensure Communal Harmony and National integration of the country. Then the slogan ‘unity in diversity’ will be true and be our hopes and aspirations.
National Council For Communal Harmony works in different parts of the country with the main objective of promoting communal harmony, fraternity and national integration.
VISION & MISSION
The world where people live together in peace and harmony.
Promoting communal harmony, strengthening national integration and fostering unity in diversity through collaborative social action, awareness programs and interfaith dialogue; and spreading the message that peace begins with us: so accept what you can accept and respect what you can’t accept.
Light of Love
‘Light of Love’ is a project of the NCCH to promote Love, harmony and secularism among the students and the youth. We have ‘Light of Love’ units in schools and colleges.
We believe In the uniqueness of each religion, faith and tradition; In the cultures of peace, justice and harmony; In the freedom of religion and the spiritual expression.
National Council for Communal Harmony promotes harmony villages to ensure the peaceful coexistence between people of different communities.
NCCH needs volunteers in all parts of India.Volunteers will have to coordinate the works of NCCH in their area. It includes forming new Harmony Chapters.