IDPD pays homage to Hiroshima bombing victims

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2014 18:48 IST

The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) paid homage to the victims of Hiroshima atomic bombing, in a function organised at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Senior Secondary School, Haqikat Nagar, Haibowal Kalan, on Wednesday.

A quiz was also organised for students on the topic.

Dr Arun Mitra, general secretary, IDPD, said the atom bomb which was dropped at Hiroshima killed over 1,40,000 people of which most of them were school children.

Dr Mitra said the radiation effects were continuing in the form of genetic mutations leading to malformed children being born even today. There was an urgent need to develop anti-nuclear movement and demand complete elimination of nearly 20,000 nuclear weapons present on earth today, he said.

He said poor countries such as India and Pakistan should abandon their nuclear weapons and strive for peace through mutual dialogue.

School principal Rajinder Kaur thanked the IDPD for making students aware about the tragedy.

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