Home

World Anti Terrorism Day 2015

 
  • World Development Information Day 2014
    World development information day was started in year 1972 by United Nation General Assembly, Every year this day is celebrated on 24th October... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • UN Disarmament Week 2014
    To discuss Disarmament week, letís start with the meaning and introduction of Disarmament. In simple words we may say that it is an act of reducing... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • World Pasta Day 2014
    World pasta day is celebrates every year on 25th October and purpose of this day to encourage the nutritional and culinary advantages of the pasta... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • World Psoriasis Day 2014
    World Psoriasis Day 2014 theme is "Building a better world for people with psoriasis"... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • World Savings Day 2014
    The World Savings Day was established on 31st October 1924 during the 1st International Savings Bank Congress held in Milano, Italy.... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • World Vegan Day 2014
    World Vegan Day 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the term vegan... Read More IMAGE: en.wikipedia
  • World Radiography Day 2014
    World radiography day celebrates every year on November 8th. Celebrations of the day bring together members of the profession, unite them under one... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • International Tongue Twister Day 2014
    Tongue twisters are a fascination for people of all ages and to celebrate this fascination, the International Tongue Twister Day is celebrated on... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • World Pneumonia Day 2014
    World Pneumonia Day observance international on 12th November and 2014 theme "Innovate to End Child Pneumonia"... Read More IMAGE: worldpneumoniaday
  • World Kindness Day 2014
    November 13th is celebrated as the World Kindness Day. A day designated to realize the need for a more compassionate and kinder world.... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • World Diabetes Day 2014
    World diabetes day 2014 theme is "Healthy Living and Diabetes" and celebrates every year on November 14th... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • International Day of Tolerance 2014
    Purpose of celebrating international day of tolerance is to promoting the act of tolerance.... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • International Students Day 2014
    1941 in London that November 17th is first marked by the International Students Council as International Students' Day... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • World Toilet Day 2014
    2.5 billion people do not have access to a clean and safe toilet. Join Domestos this World Toilet Day... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
  • International Men's Day 2014
    1999, Trinidad and Tobago was celebrated first international men's day on November 19th.... Read More IMAGE: pixabay
 

Terrorist activities have increased multi-fold over the last decade. A global initiative uniting all nations is required to combat terrorism. After the 9/11 terrorist attack on the U.S, terrorism has become the primary cause of concern for nations.

History

The concept of World Anti-Terrorism Day was initiated because thousands of youth are lured into the folds of terrorist camps and organizations each year. May 21 is observed as Anti-terrorism day every year.

Purpose

The Purpose of observing World Anti-Terrorism Day is to:

Spread the message of global peace and non-violence. Deter vulnerable youth from following cult practices and being misguided. Commemorate and honor the sacrifices made by thousands of soldiers who battled against terrorism. Pay homage to the victims who lost their lives in terrorist attacks. Device ways and hold awareness programs to protect the future generations from radical influence.

Important Features:

Features on World Anti-Terrorism Day are as follows:

Observing a few minutes of silence to express grief over the damage caused by terrorism world-wide.
Pledging to oppose violence and promote peace. Organizing programs and campaigns to further the cause of combating terrorism.

The events and programs conducted on World Anti-Terrorism Day are initiated by:

  • The Union Home Ministry
  • State Governments
  • Union Territory Administrations.

The Pledge taken:

"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 understand among all fellow human beings and fight the forces of disruption threatening human lives and values."

Important Events of World Anti-Terrorism Day:

World Anti-Terrorism Day, 1997:

Congress raised protests against terrorism on the sixth death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi. Congressmen marched to the Hutatma Chowk in Mumbai for the campaign. A national integrity oath was taken at Tilak Bhawan and Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) headquarters at Dadar. MPCC. Protesters wore black bands as a symbol of protest against terrorism.

World Anti-Terrorism Day, 2006:

Collector V. Chandrasekaran and officials took Anti-Terrorism Day pledge in Tuticorin. In Tirunelveli, Collector Atul Anand administered Anti-Terrorism Day pledge to the collector ate staff. The simple event was attended by all prominent political personalities.

World Anti-Terrorism Day, 2007:

Wreath laying event was organized at Rajiv Gandhi’s statue all over India. Eminent political and local personalities attended the event. State Chief Minister administered pledge of Anti-Terrorism and Nonviolence to work for the communal and social harmony collectively. Devotional and patriotic songs were sung and pious rituals were conducted to honor the martyrs


   More in Society