KAAC officials, staff observe Anti-Terrorism Day
Diphu, May 21 (EMN): Alongwith the rest of the country, Anti-Terrorism Day was also observed by the officials and ministerial staffs of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Secretariat in Diphu on Saturday.
A pledge in promoting national harmony and unity among all people was read out, led by Secretary, KAAC, Si-im Taro.
Taro explained about the importance of observing the day and said that it is observed with an aim to wean the youths from terrorism and the cult of violence by focusing on the suffering of common people.
The day is observed to commemorate the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991. After the assassination, the VP Singh government decided to observe May 21 as Anti-Terrorism Day. On this day, a pledge is taken in all government offices, public undertakings, and other public institutions, Taro said.
The day also raises awareness about the violence perpetrated by terrorists and provides knowledge to the youths about terrorism and its impact on human suffering and lives.
The pledge taking ceremony was participated by Joint Secretary, Tenson Engti and other joint secretaries, deputy secretaries and ministerial staff of KAAC.