Unity in Diversity:
Objective: To identify the diversities in Nepal on the basis of caste, religion, language etc and participate in maintaining understanding and unity.
सयौं थूंगा फूलका हामी, एउटै माला नेपाली
सार्वभौम भइ फैलिएका, मेची-महाकाली ।
प्रकृतिका कोटी-कोटी सम्पदाको आंचल
वीरहरुका रगतले, स्वतन्त्र र अटल
ज्ञानभूमि, शान्तिभूमि तराई, पहाड, हिमाल
अखण्ड यो प्यारो हाम्रो मातृभूमि नेपाल ।
बहुल जाति, भाषा, धर्म, संस्कृति छन् विशाल
अग्रगामी राष्ट्र हाम्रो, जय जय नेपाल ।
Unity is the state of being together and diversity means differences. Unity in diversity means togetherness or oneness of people of various castes, genders, religions, geography, politics etc. Nepal has unity in diversity.
Nepalese can’t tolerate the encroachment in their sovereignty, integrity and motherland. The interim constitution of Nepal 2063 has defined Nepal as a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural country in which all people are part of it. The constitution has given the responsibility to the state to adopt inclusive democracy in which Madhesis, Dalits, aborigines, women, farmers, labourers, disabled etc. are included in the state mechanism and given equal opportunities.
We belong to different ethnicity, religions, classes, regions and celebrate different festivals. When we see our national flag or sing our national anthem, we all feel proud of it. We forget all differences and realize that we are one nation. We all feel that we all belong to one motherland. Our national symbols also promote national integration.
- List down the things that you and your family need to do to maintain social harmony.
- Discuss in your group and list out the ways to promote unity in Nepal.
- Discuss in your group and list out the factors responsible to create differences.
- Discuss in your group and write why it is necessary to include all people in the mainstream.
- “United we stand, divided we fall.” Discuss in your group and prove the statement.
Presentation: All groups present their work in 10 minutes.
- “Nepal has unity in diversity.” Prove the statement with examples.
Source: Interim constitution of Nepal 2063, people of Nepal by Dor Bahadur Bista, unity in diversity in Nepal from the internet, teachers and family members
Presentation for the next day: Group A
A short skit on unity in diversity:
People are busy with their own works in 4 corners. Foreigners assume that they are separated and declare war against Nepal. When the people of Nepal come to know, they all come together and fight back and get victory over foreigners. Finally, they sing the national anthem after the victory.