Time to defeat ‘forces of disruption threatening human lives’: LG
Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said that terrorism was the biggest enemy of humanity and should be opposed in all its forms and manifestations. He asserted that it was high time the forces of disruption threatening human lives and values are defeated.
While commemorating anti-terrorism day, being observed all over India, Sinha administered the anti-terrorism pledge to the officials and staff members of the LG secretariat here at Raj Bhavan.
Special Security Force’s (SSF) personnel also read out the Anti-Terrorism pledge on the occasion.
“Terrorism is the biggest enemy of humanity which must be opposed in all forms and manifestations. Violence can never be the answer, and peace is the only way towards prosperity and progress,” the LG said.
“It is high time we joined our efforts to defeat the forces of disruption threatening human lives and values,” he observed.
“Let us all reaffirm our strong commitment to uphold the country’s tradition of non-violence and tolerance by promoting peace, unity, social harmony; creating a better understanding among one-another, and educating our younger generation about universal brotherhood,” the LG added.
The objective of observing Anti-Terrorism Day every year is to generate awareness amongst all sections of the society about the alarming impact of terrorism and violence on humanity.
The secretariat staff took a pledge, which said, “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.”
J&K Director General of Police Dilbag Singh led the police officers and officials in observing the national Anti-Terrorism Aay across Jammu and Kashmir.
Functions were organised with adherence to Covid norms in districts, units and offices.
The officers and officials of J&K Police took the pledge to continue their fight against the terrorism.
Pertinently, Anti Terrorism Day is observed every year on May 21, the death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
In 1991, on this day he was assassinated by the LTTE terrorists while campaigning for the Congress party at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.
Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest prime minister of India when he was sworn in at 40. He took over as the sixth prime minister of the country after Indira Gandhi’s assassination in 1984. He served as prime minister from 1984 to 1989.
The Anti Terrorism Day is observed to spread the message of peace and humanity. Unity in diversity is India’s greatest strength. Events and campaigns are observed on the day to promote unity among the people irrespective of caste, class and religion.
The United Nations observes International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism on 21st August.
J&K admin officers take Anti-Terrorism pledge
Jammu/Srinagar: All the Administrative Secretaries along with the officers of their departments today took the Anti-Terrorism pledge during ceremonies held simultaneously at Civil Secretariat, Jammu as well as Srinagar.
The pledge was administered by Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance at Civil Secretariat, Jammu and Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education at Civil Secretariat, Srinagar, an official press release informed.
The officers pledged that “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.”
They further vowed that they would uphold and promote peace, social harmony, and understanding among all fellow human beings and fight the forces of disruption threatening human lives and values.
The ceremony was part of the nationwide campaign being observed today under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, and marked by taking this pledge by all the officers working for government establishments.