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Rajiv gandhi Death Anniversary

Our former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the sixth PM of India who was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur, a village near Madras (now Chennai), by LTTE’s (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) suicide bomber. He became the youngest PM of India. Anti-Terrorism Day in India was established in the memory of Rajiv Gandhi and aimed to educate people about the adverse effects of terrorism and violence on society and the nation.

The developmental projects launched by him included the overhaul of national education policy and major expansion of the telecom sector. Rajiv Gandhi also emerged as one of India’s more controversial Prime Ministers due to his alleged involvement in the Bofors scandal worth Rs. 640 million. His aggressive efforts to curb the LTTE in Sri Lanka led to his untimely assassination by the group in Sriperambudur in 1991. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian recognition, posthumously in 1991.

The day apart from celebrating the memory of late former PM Rajiv Gandhi also aims to raise awareness around the ill effects of terrorism and violence on the society. It encourages people to choose peace and maintain unity and harmony. This day also sends a message across the world that India is determined to combat terrorism in all its forms. The day also honours all the victims of terrorism, hoping for a world free of terrorism and its devastating impact.

On Tuesday day, 21st May, all the school staff of  Yashwantrao Chavan English Medium School- CBSE gathered to mark the death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi  with patriotic fervour. To imbibe the true meaning of the day and follow glorious trails of the noble soul towards evolving a peaceful and prosperous world.

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