21st May is the Anti-Terrorism DayOn 21st May, 1991, India's former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi died in a suicide blast at Shiriperumpedur near Chennai. Since then this day (21st May) is being observed as Anti-Terrorism Day. On this day, all Government employees take the following 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".
This year Govt. employees have taken the pledge today, because 21st May falls on Sunday. (holiday). I request all Members of ISC to take the pledge of eradicating terrorism (which is destroying human values and lives) from the country on 21st May.