India observes anti-terrorism day on Rajiv's anniv
New Delhi, May 21: The Anti-terrorism day is being observed throughout the country on Thursday, May 21. It was on this day in 1991 that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi fell to the designs of terrorists.
The day is observed to generate awareness in the country among all sections of people, about the danger of terrorism, violence and its dangerous effect on the people, the society and the country as a whole.
The objective behind the observance of the day is to wean away the youth from the terrorist or violence cult by highlighting the suffering of the common people and showing how it is prejudicial to the national interest.
This can be achieved by organizing debates or discussions in schools, colleges and universities; holding of symposium or seminars, lectures on the dangers of terrorism and violence and a determined and sustained drive to bring about a mass awakening against terrorism and violence.
Mass education programmes are held to highlight the ill effects of violence and terrorism. Anti-terrorism or anti-violence pledge will be taken in all government offices, public sector undertakings and other public institutions.