Anti-terrorism day pledge on May 20 this year

Bhopal, May 19, 2016 (Abdul Ahad Farhan):   Anti-Terrorism Day is observed on 21 May. This year, Anti-Terrorism Pledge will be administered in government offices on May 20 due to holiday of Buddha Poornima and third Saturday on May 21.  General Administration Department has directed all collectors, commissioners and heads of departments to organise anti-terrorism pledge and other programmes on Anti-Terrorism Day at 11 am on May 20 in all government offices. They have also been directed to give its intimation to all subordinate offices. Anti-Terrorism/Violence Pledge will be administrated in all government offices, government public sector undertakings and other public undertakings. Objective of holding Anti-Terrorism Day is to convey that terrorism contravenes national interests. It is an effort to wean away youths from terrorist and violent activities. For creating atmosphere for this, debate competitions, lectures, discussions and symposiums should be held in educational institutions. It also aims at creative use of electronic/print media to highlight anti-terrorism messages of eminent personalities of various fields including sports and films for mass education and distribute T-shirts carrying attractive anti-terrorism slogans. Its objectives also include preparing participants to take part in lectures, discussions, music, poetry and cultural programmes on Anti-Terrorism Day.