Importance of our National SymbolsThe National Symbols are very important for every nation of the world. They give a unique distinctiveness to a nation from rest of the world. They are created to create a feeling of unity which represent nation's people, values, goals and history. These symbols which infuse feelings of patriotism, are designed to be inclusive and as a representative of all the people of the country irrespective of their colour, language, culture, religion, caste and creed.
India too has got its own national symbols like national anthem, national bird, national flag, national flower, national, tree, national calendar, national song, national fruit and the national animal of India. These national symbols signify the unity in diversity in India.
These symbols are not just a matter of pride for us, but also to be cherished and preserved by all of us. The symbols have a rich Indian history and signify the cultures and traditions that have been passed on to us from the earlier generations.
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