New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Anti Terrorism Day was observed throughout the country on Friday with employees in Government offices, public sector undertakings (PSU) and other public institutions taking a pledge in this regard.
Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram administered the oath to the officers and staff of the Home Ministry in the North Block lawns this morning.
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 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 sought to be achieved by organizing 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. (ANI)