A day for the sake of peace

Saturday, 19 May 2012 07:30 administrator

Anti-Terrorism Day is to be observed on 21st May to educate people about the effects of violence.


Anti-Terrorism Day will be observed on the coming Monday. Every year it is observed throughout the country on 21st May. The day is marked by a pledge taking ceremony among other activities.

It 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 assassinated.

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.