The Anti Terrorism Day is observed on 21 May every year in our country to make the people aware of anti-social act of terrorism and its impact on human suffering and lives. In fact we can’t deny the fact that the whole world including India is facing terrorism on a wide scale. It is necessary to propagate the message of humanity and peace. 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 Rajiv Gandhi on 21 May, 1991. He was killed in Tamil Nadu in a campaign by the terrorist. Then, under V.P. Singh government the centre has decided to observe 21st May as Anti Terrorism Day. From then it is celebrated in the country. Also, on this day Anti Terrorism pledge has been taken in all the government offices, public sector undertakings and other public institutions etc.
- To spread the message of peace and humanity.
- To increase the awareness among people about these terrorist groups and how they plan to strike the terror.
- To promote unity among the people by planting seed of unity among the people.
- Also, to provide education and training to the youngsters this 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 whole country.