Administering anti-terrorism pledge to employees of central and state government departments, garlanding statues of Rajiv Gandhi, feeding of poor marked observance of the death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi in the city and elsewhere in the district on Monday.

Collector Jayashree Muralidharan administered the pledge at the Collectorate staff here in the morning. The Collector also paid floral tributes to the portrait of Rajiv Gandhi. T. Thiagarajan, District Revenue Officer, G. Radha, Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency and others were present.

Police personnel and ministerial staff took a pledge to oppose all forms of terrorism and violence and uphold and promote peace and social harmony. Inspector General of Police, Central Zone, and Commissioner of Police (in-charge) Alexander Mohan administered the pledge at the City Police Office.

Divisional Railway Manager P.V. Vaidialingam administered the pledge to the railway staff at a brief meeting at the divisional office. Top officials were present on the occasion.

The urban district unit of the Congress observed the day by garlanding the statue of the late-leader in junction area. G. Jerome Arokyaraj, president of the urban district unit of the party, led the Congress cadre. Later Rajasekaran, former MLA, and Tiruchi North district president of the party, administered the anti-terrorism pledge to party men. Former Mayors Sarubala Tondaiman, and S. Sujatha, and others were present.

At the end, a resolution urging the President of India to reject clemency petitions of the three Rajiv Gandhi killers was adopted. The killers should be hanged with immediate effect, the resolution added.

The Congress cadre paid floral tribute to the portrait of the late leader at Pullambadi. Natarajan president of the Pullambadi town unit of the party, N. Jayaprakah, former chairman of Pullambadi panchayat union, were among those who paid floral tribute.

Members of the Congress Seva Dal, Youth Congress and other units of the party too paid tributes to the late leader.