Anti Terrorism Day, Rajiv Gandhi Death Anniversary (1944-1991)
Rajiv Gandhi was the sixth Prime Minister of India. He took office after his mother’s murder on 31 October 1984. He himself was assassinated on 21 May 1991. He became the youngest Prime Minister of India at the age of 40. Rajiv Gandhi was the eldest son of Indira and Feroze Gandhi. He went to study at Trinity College at Cambridge and Imperial College London, but did not complete a degree at either. Rajiv Gandhi married to (Sonia Gandhi) Antonia Albina Maino and was also studying in the university with him. He became a professional pilot for Indian Airlines later. After the death of his younger brother Sanjay Gandhi in 1980 Rajiv entered politics. The Indian National Congress party leaders listed him to be Prime Minister.
Rajiv Gandhi Death Anniversary :
Rajiv Gandhi led the Congress to a big victory in 1984 election that time the Congress party captivating 411 seats out of
542. He began to rule the License Raj, government quotas, tariffs and allow system on economic activity modernized the telecommunications industry, the education system, extended science and technology initiatives and improved relations with the United States. Rajiv Gandhi remained Congress President awaiting the elections in 1991. While disturbance, he was assassinated by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam. His widow Sonia Gandhi became the leader of the Congress party in 1998, and led the party to victory in the 2004 elections. Rajiv Gandhi’s son Rahul Gandhi is now a Member of Parliament and the Vice President of the Indian National Congress. Rajiv Gandhi was awarded the Highest National Award of India at Bharat Ratna (1991), union a list of 40 luminaries, including Indira Gandhi.
Rajiv Gandhi was an active spare time Radio operator and used the call sign VU2RG. He also founded INTACH in 1984 that seeks to preserve India’s art and cultural tradition. The death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is today known as Anti Terrorism Day.
Anti-Terrorism Day :
Anti Terrorism Day (Rajiv Gandhi Death Anniversary) observed every year on 21st May.