By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Mussoorie, 21 May: The Central School for Tibetans today observed Anti Terrorism Day, here, in order to sensitise the children to wean away the youth from terrorism and the cult of violence by highlighting the sufferings of common people and showing how it is prejudicial to the national interest.
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the school to organise discussions, hold symposiums, seminars, debates and lectures on the dangers of terrorism and violence.
An anti-terrorism pledge was taken by the entire school students and staff by promising solemnly to oppose all forms of terrorism and violence. They also pledged 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.
The school arranged speeches, on the spot painting, Essay Writings and conducted a special assembly on the day. School Principal SP Singh and History Teacher Asit Katyayan elaborated in detail the concept of observing the day and significance of taking the pledge. They also highlighted the sufferings caused to India due to terrorism in the past. India lost its great leaders, like former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi. The entire programme was convened by the school coordinator, ASS Kanderi. Pankaj, Brij Mohan, Sweta, Dawa, Tashi, Phuntsok, Diya, Khushi, Sarita, etc., also contributed to the day’s programme.