UGC directs varsities to observe May 21 as Anti-Terrorism day

India Today

New Delhi: University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed varsities and higher educational institutions to observe May 21 as Anti-Terrorism Day to wean the youth away from terrorism.

The activities suggested for the day include debates, discussions, symposium, pledge taking ceremony and screening of films.

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“Every year May 21 is observed as Anti-Terrorism day in India to wean away the youth from terrorism and showing as to how it is prejudicial to the national interest,” the commission said in a letter to vice chancellors.

“You are requested to kindly observe the ‘Anti-Terrorism Day’ in your university and in your affiliated colleges on May 21, 2019. You should accordingly organise appropriate programmes suggested by the Ministry of Home Affairs,” the letter stated.