“Today, we pledge together with the millions of people all over the world to work tirelessly for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons and all weapons” With this pledge the students, social activists and peace-loving citizens in Mumbai marched for peace and a nuclear-free world from Azad Maidan to Hutatma Chowk to mark Hiroshima Day.
The Peace rally was started from Azad Maidan and culminated at Hutatma Chowk, where a Pledge was taken by 1,247 students to work for peace and a nuclear-free world.
Prof. Nitin Prabhu Tendolkar, NSS Co-ordinator of SNDT University and Prof. Satish Kolte, NSS District Co-ordinator, University of Mumbai administered the Pledge to the entire gathering.
The Peace rally was jointly organized by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal and NSS Units of SNDT and Mumbai University to mark the 71st anniversary of the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a deadly atomic attack by America during World War II and to join hands with millions of people of the world in their prayers to make a nuclear-free world.
The Peace Rally was lead by students, graphically depicting the horror of the atom bomb and carrying a huge banner depicting slogans like ‘NO MORE HIROSHIMA’ and ‘We want to grow up, not to blow up’. NSS Volunteers from various colleges were also carrying placards and banners depicting slogans like ‘NO-BOMB, YES-PEACE’, and “We want BREAD, not BOMB”.