Anti-terrorism day observed
Anti-Terrorism Day was observed throughout the country on May 21. Employees in government offices, public sector undertakings and other public institutions in the country took a pledge to oppose all forms of terrorism and violence. R.P.N. Singh, Minister of State in the Home Affairs, administered the oath to the officers and staff of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
The objective behind the observance of Anti-Terrorism Day is to wean away the youth from the terrorist/violence cult 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 organising debates/discussions in schools, colleges and universities; holding of symposia/seminars, lectures, etc. on the dangers of terrorism and violence and a determined and sustained drive to bring about a mass awakening against terrorism and violence.