Bilaspur: The Anti-Terrorism Day marks the death anniversary of our former Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. He was assassinated on 21 May 1991. The objective of the day is to promote national harmony, mitigate terrorism, and unity among people of all caste, creed, and sex. The day holds utmost importance when it comes to ‘terrorism’.
On this Anti-Terrorism day awareness was spread to the public about the violence caused by the terrorists. Presently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be observed with precautions. MHA has advised that the ‘Anti-Terrorism Pledge” may be taken solemnly by the Officials in their rooms/offices itself, keeping in view the safety of the participants and organizers and thereby avoiding public gatherings and maintaining social distance which is the need of the hour.
On 21 May, every year Anti-Terrorism Day is observed to impart knowledge to the youth about terrorism, its impact on human suffering, and lives. This day also makes people aware of anti-social activities of terrorism. Indian Government has taken the step by celebrating Anti-Terrorism every year to highlight the importance of fighting with the activities of terrorism.
The official announcement of National Anti-Terrorism Day was made after the assassination of India’s seventh Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi on 21 May 1991. He was killed in Tamil Nadu in a campaign by a terrorist. Then, under Mr. V.P. Singh’s government, the Central Government had decided to observe 21st May as Anti-Terrorism Day. On this day Anti-Terrorism pledge is taken in all the government offices, public sector undertakings, and other public institutions, etc.
The objectives behind celebrating Anti-Terrorism Day are as follows:
– To spread the message of peace and humanity.
– To increase awareness among people about these terrorist groups and how they plan to strike terror.
– To promote unity among the people by planting a seed of unity among the people.
– Also, providing education and training to the youngsters will prevent them from joining different terrorist groups.
– To generate awareness in the country about the danger of terrorism, violence, and its dangerous effect on the people, society, and the country as a whole.
On the occasion of Anti-Terrorism Day, Anti-Terrorism Day was observed by all officers/employees of District Bilaspur with an oath to strongly oppose terrorism and violence and to fight against the disruptive powers.