Kolkata, Feb 1 (PTI) Urging the people of the country to promote the motto of ‘unity in diversity’, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday stressed on the need for interfaith harmony for peaceful coexistence. Also Read - 'They Cry For An Elephant But Have No Empathy For A Woman': Twitter Enraged After Pregnant Safoora Zargar Denied Bail Yet Again

Banerjee acknowledged the value of interfaith harmony as the need of the hour, especially in the “times of strife and violence”. Also Read - Madurai Salon Owner Spends Savings on Needy Amid COVID-19, 13-Year-Old Daughter Appointed UNADAP Goodwill Ambassador

World Interfaith Harmony Week starts today. Also Read - Work From Home Woes: Anand Mahindra Shares Meme Showing His Frustration With Webinars, Calls It 'Webinarcoma'

Acknowledging the value of interfaith harmony in these times of strife and violence is the need of the hour. Let us uphold the motto of ‘unity in diversity’, Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week is a United Nations resolution proposed in 2010 by King Abdullah II and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week begins from February 1 every year and aims to promote harmony among all people, regardless of their religion.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.