May 20, 2020 10:04 PM

Chandigarh (fACE2nEWS)

Haryana Government has decided to observe “Anti Terrorism Day” on May 21, 2020, in a befitting manner.

Giving details in this regard, an official spokesperson said that the government has requested all the Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Director-General of Police, and all the Deputy Commissioners to ensure that “Anti Terrorism Day” may be observed meticulously as per past practice, including the pledge taking ceremony in the Government Offices at 10.30 am on May 21, 2020.

He said that in view of the safety of participants and organizers due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to avoid public gathering, officials may be advised to take anti-terrorism pledge solemnly in their rooms/offices itself by Heads of respective Branches/Offices. Also, it is imperative to follow the preventive measures such as maintaining social distancing, wearing of masks, etc. as prescribed and recommended by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, while organizing the appropriate programme for the occasion.

He further elaborated that every year May 21 is observed as Anti-Terrorism Day with an objective to wean away the youth from terrorism and the cult of violence by highlighting the sufferings of common people and showing as to how it is prejudicial to the national interest. In addition, considering the importance and solemnity of the occasion, innovative ways of propagating the message of anti-terrorism through digital & social media platforms, might also be considered.

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