Anti-Terrorism Day to be observed tomorrow

May 20th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): The Anti-Terrorism Day will be observed throughout the country tomorrow.

It was on this day in 1991 that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi fell to the designs of terrorists.

Anti-terrorism or anti-violence pledge will be taken in all the government offices, public sector undertakings and other public institutions.

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 terrorism or violence by highlighting the suffering of the common people and showing how it is prejudicial to the national interest.

These objectives are aimed to be achieved by organizing debates or discussions in schools, colleges and universities; holding of symposia or seminars, lectures, on the dangers of terrorism and violence and a determined and sustained drive to bring about mass awakening against terrorism and violence.

Voluntary organizations, social and cultural bodies should organize their own programmes through lectures, talks, discussions, musical and recitation programmes and cultural functions.

Mass education programmes should held to highlight the ill effects of violence and terrorism. (ANI)

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