Anti-Terrorism Day in India is an annual observance marked on May 21 across the nation. The primary aim of National Anti-Terrorism Day is to promote peace and harmony, raise awareness about the dangers of terrorism, and foster a sense of national unity against terrorism. The day also commemorates the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was killed by a suicide bomber on May 21, 1991, in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. The day is observed to raise awareness in the country among all sections of people, about the danger of terrorism and violence and its effect on the people, society and the country as a whole. On this day, Government officials, employees, students, and the public take an anti-terrorism pledge to oppose terrorism and promote peace. Rajiv Gandhi Death Anniversary: Know All About the Day That Marks the Punyatithi of The Former PM of India.

Anti-Terrorism Day 2024 Date

National Anti-Terrorism Day 2024 will be observed on Tuesday, May 21.

Anti-Terrorism Day Significance

Anti-Terrorism Day in India is an important day that helps educate the public about the dangers and consequences of terrorism. The objective behind the observance of the day is to wean away the people from terrorism and violence. On this day, debates, discussions, seminars, lectures, etc. are held in schools, colleges and universities on the dangers of terrorism and violence. IS Terrorists Nabbed at Ahmedabad Airport: Gujarat ATS Arrest Four Sri Lankan Nationals Belonging To ISIS Group From Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (Watch Video).

Many NGOs and social organisations host programmes to highlight the ill effects of terrorism. An important part of the observance is the taking of the anti-terrorism pledge, which includes a commitment to uphold and promote peace, and social harmony, and an unequivocal stance against all forms of terrorism and violence.

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