Secularism is a broad term and it literally means something which is not concerned with religion. Countries all over the world follow and abide by some faith. However, India is one such country where people belonging and abiding to every faith and religion live together.
India is most often referred to as a small continent, not just because of geographical diversity but also because of the fact that people belonging to various sects and religions all live together in harmony.
A country which treats all its citizens equally irrespective of his caste, creed, race, religion and color is referred to as a secular country. India is rich in its tradition and values, history is witness to all the secularism India has shown and displayed from time to time.The true essence of India lies in its Unity in diversity. Though there are people following different customs and traditions in different parts of the country, when time arises all these differences are forgotten and people get together as one to stand for their country, their homeland, their India.
Another important point which shows secularism of India is that though there are various languages spoken in every part of the country, everyone respects the National language Hindi with the same reverence as they respect and revere their own mother-tongue and its dialects. Regionally one may differ but nationally all speak the same language and carry the same spirit of oneness and brotherhood.
From time to time miscreants have made attempts to target and break the strong bonds of secularism, but no one has been able to break the bonds all together. The unity and the integrity of India are all carried on the strong pillars of secularism. Every true Indian must make an effort to protect and safeguard the secularism that we all have been following since ages.