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21 May: National Anti Terrorism Day

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In India, the National Anti Terrorism Day is observed on May 21 to commemorate the death anniversary of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.

The day is observed with the following objectives:

  • To spread the message of peace, harmony, and humankind and
  • To promote unity among the people.
  • To increase awareness among people about these terrorist groups and how they plan to strike the terror.
  • To provide 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 whole country.

About Rajiv Gandhi:

  • Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest Prime Minister of India.
  • He was appointed as the sixth Prime Minister of the country.
  • He served the nation from 1984 to 1989.
  • He was assassinated on May 21, 1991, by a human bomb.
  • He was killed in Tamil Nadu in a campaign by a terrorist.

Then, under the V.P. Singh government, the centre has decided to observe 21st May as Anti Terrorism Day.

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