Hiroshima Day: On August 6, 75 years in the past the world modified – a US warplane dropped the primary atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan killing 1,40,000 individuals. At 8:15 am, on the ill-fated day, a US B-29 warplane, Enola Gay, dropped a bomb nicknamed “Little Boy” and destroyed the town and its individuals. Thousands extra died later from accidents and radiation-related diseases. Three days later, on August 9, a second nuclear bomb – ‘Fat Man’ – was dropped on Nagasaki. Japan surrendered two weeks later, ending World War Two.
These are the one two nuclear bombs ever to have been used other than testing.
Thousands often go to the Peace Park in Hiroshima to wish, sing and supply paper cranes as a logo of peace however this yr fewer individuals have been there as entrance was sharply restricted and solely survivors and their households might attend the memorial ceremony. As the Peace Bell sounded, the individuals stood to look at a second of silence on the actual time the bomb exploded.
United Nations chief, Antonio Guterres, in a tweet stated, “…May the suffering, stories and resilience of survivors unite us in action to free the world of nuclear weapons.”
This Thursday, the world marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
May the struggling, tales and resilience of survivors unite us in motion to free the world of nuclear weapons.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) August 5, 2020
“On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, let’s recall and reaffirm our commitment to peace,” the UNESCO tweeted.
Never overlook the victims, always remember History.
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) August 6, 2020
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) wrote, “We remember the victims of the dawn of nuclear weapons age in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and we honour the survivors who seek the sunset of that age by joining in their fight to ban nuclear weapons…”.
We bear in mind the victims of the daybreak of the nuclear weapons age in #Hiroshima and #Nagasaki, and we honour the survivors who search the sundown of that age by becoming a member of of their battle to ban and eradicate #nuclearweapons. Join us, take the pledge: https://t.co/srrQ6uUEGopic.twitter.com/GWkjrvcotm
— ICAN (@nuclearban) August 5, 2020
Hiroshima Day quotes and pictures
“I was profoundly moved to be the first United Nations Secretary-General to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima. I also visited Nagasaki. Sadly, we know the terrible humanitarian consequences from the use of even one weapon. As long as such weapons exist, so, too, will the risks of use and proliferation” – Ban Ki-moon
“Japan learned from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that the tragedy wrought by nuclear weapons must never be repeated and that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist” – Daisaku Ikeda
“Since Auschwitz, we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima, we know what is at stake” – Viktor E. Frankl
“We are still living in the aftershock of Hiroshima, people are still the scars of history” – Edward Bond
(Inputs from Reuters)