Nation To Observe ‘Anti Terrorism Day’ Today


New Delhi: Anti Terrorism Day is observed every year throughout the country on May 21. This year it will be observe on Monday across the nation. And the objective behind observance of this day is to wean away the youth from terrorism and the cult of violence by highlighting the sufferings of common people and showing as to how it is prejudicial to the national interest.

On this day mass education programmes, lectures, talks, discussions will be organised by government and non-government organizations to highlight the ill-effects of violence and terrorism. Anti-terrorism pledge will be taken in all government offices, public sector undertakings and other public institutions.

According to the Northeast Now, as in the previous years, the Assam Government will observe this day along with the rest of the country, in all the districts and sub-divisions.
Directives have been issued to all the heads of the districts and sub-divisions to observe the day in appropriate manner by taking the Anti Terrorism pledge at 11:00 am. The programme will also be observed and the Anti Terrorism pledge administered at the Assam Secretariat.

The Day is observed to generate awareness in the country among all sections of people, about the danger of terrorism and violence and its effect on the people, society and the country as a whole.It was on this day in 1991 that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was killed in a human bomb explosion.

The objective behind the observance of Anti-Terrorism Day is to wean away the people from terrorism and violence. On the occasion, debates, discussions, symposia, seminars, lectures, etc are held in schools, colleges and universities on the dangers of terrorism and violence.

Many NGOs, social and cultural organizations also organize their own programmes to highlight the ill effects of violence and terrorism.

Anti-terrorism/anti-violence pledge is taken in all Government offices, public sector undertakings and other public institutions.