Commemorating Hiroshima Day with peace march

August 5th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) More than 2,000 students from 60 colleges of Mumbai will participate in a march for a nuclear-free world to commemorate Hiroshima Day Friday.
Organised by an NGO, Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal along with National Service Scheme (NSS) units of SNDT and Mumbai Universities, the Anti-Nuclear Peace March will create awareness among students about the holocaust.

“The peace march is organised with a view to join hands with the people of the world for a nuclear-free world. A pledge will be taken to work for peace and a nuclear-free world by the gathering,” said a Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal official.

The peace march will also see participation from Gandhian workers, peace activists, advocates, journalists and NGO members.

This year will be the 65th anniversary of the bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two Japanese cities. The bombings took place in 1945 during the final stages of World War II killing lakhs.

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