The Anti-Terrorism Day was observed in the city on May 21, 2014, as observed throughout the country on this day. Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was remembered in Nagpur City on the occasion of his 23rd death anniversary on May 21, 2014. Many Congress activists paid floral tributes to the portrait of Rajiv Gandhi and administered the anti-terrorism pledge to officers and staff of various government and private offices.
The objective behind the observance of Anti-Terrorism Day is to wean away the people from terrorism and violence. On the occasion, debates, discussions, symposia, seminars, lectures, etc. are held in schools, colleges and universities on the dangers of terrorism and violence.
The Day is observed to generate awareness in the country among all sections of people, about the danger of terrorism and violence and its effect on the people, society and the country as a whole.
Many NGOs, social and cultural organizations also organized their own programmes to highlight the ill effects of violence and terrorism. Anti-terrorism/anti-violence pledge is taken in all Government offices, public sector undertakings and other public institutions.