Anti-Terrorism Day observed on Wednesday, 21st May 2019
May 27, 2019 | News & Events
Anti-Terrorism Day was observed in the university on 21st May 2019. Display of posters, a speech to the students by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Radha Padmanabhan and administering of oath by the Vice Chancellor were the highlights of the day.
Speaking to the students, the Vice Chancellor said that the death anniversary of former Prime Minister of India, Sri Rajiv Gandhi is observed as Anti-Terrorism Day. Rajiv Gandhi was the 6th Prime Minister of India and he served it from 1984 to 1989. He was campaigning for the Congress Party as its President for the national elections when he was assassinated by terrorists in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, in May, 1991. The Anti-Terrorism Day is observed to spread the message of peace and humanity and to promote unity among the people. The purpose of anti-terrorism day is to spread the message of global peace and non-violence and stop youngsters from following cult practices and being misguided. Vice Chancellor added that, Anti-Terrorism Day also honors the sacrifices made by thousands of soldiers who fought against terrorism. It’s a day to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks.
Vice Chancellor explained how the terrorist activities are detrimental to national interest.
The event was held on the canopy. Present on the occasion were, Pro Vice Chancellor, Deans, HoDs and faculty members, besides the students.
PLEDGE : We, the people of India, having abiding faith in our country’s tradition of non-violence and tolerance, hereby solemnly affirm to oppose with our strength, all forms of terrorism and violence. We pledge to uphold and promote peace, social harmony, and understanding among all fellow human beings and fight the forces of disruption threatening human lives and values.