Sunday, January 10, 2010
Hiroshima Nagasaki Day
4 . Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day Peace kite making,
“ During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against Japan in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
After six months of intense strategic fire-bombing of 67 Japanese cities the Hirohito regime ignored an ultimatum given by the Potsdam Declaration. By executive order of President Harry S. Truman the U.S. dropped the nuclear weapon "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945 followed by the detonation of "Fat Man" over Nagasaki on August 9. These are the only attacks with nuclear weapons in the history of warfare
The bombs killed as many as 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki by the end of 1945,”
These were the opening remarks of Radhika who was conducting special assembly to remember the dastardly holocaust of world War II which left the audience in stunned silence only to be broken by peace songs sung by the school choir and memoirs of the holocaust read by Vaibhav Sharma.
Students expressed their anguish through display boards reflecting their pain and made peace kites to rekindle hope for peace . This was an event which saw participation from all classes and houses as the issue of war and peace had touched a cord with everyone