Platinum Jubilee Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki Moved Shashi Tharoor To Write On Indian Express
To commemorate the Hiroshima Day on 6th of August, Shashi Tharoor wrote on Indian Express and resounded the Peace Day of Japan. On 6th of August 2020, the world celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki blasts and the first mark of Uranium atomic bombs dropped during World War 2.
Shashi Tharoor, the former Minister of State, Government of India, writes on Twitter regarding his write-up on Indian Express, "On the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing, I reflect on the @IndianExpress on a visit there & the triumph of life over death. But memories must be preserved if we are to ensure this tragedy is never repeated".
On the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing, I reflect in the @IndianExpress on a visit there & the triumph of life over death. But memories must be preserved if we are to ensure this tragedy is never repeated: https://t.co/JCOLkaL4n8— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 7, 2020
In Indian Express he is seen to commemorate the loss of human lives due to the bombing that wiped out nearly 90% of the city of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945 and years later several symptoms of crippling were seen to follow. Babies were born crippled, mothers were seen to carry dead babies etc.
The writer of twenty distinguished books, Tharoor writes in the Indian Express, "When I visited Hiroshima 15 years ago, I didn't quite know what to expect as I stepped off the train. Certainly not the spacious station arcade, with gleaming stalls advertising cappuccinos and beer, nor the sight, soon after my taxi turned a corner, of the Groovin' Disc Shop, selling new and used CDs. Maybe the profusion of blond heads towering above Japanese throngs on the platform should have alerted me: Hiroshima was now an International city. Its history ensured it belonged not just to Japan, but to the world."
On Hiroshima Day generally thousands gather in Peace Park to pray for the lost souls and to send peace messages to loved ones to let them know they matter. This day is a peace making day throughout Japan as the Peace Bell had rung the moment the bomb had exploded in 1945. United Nations chief, Antonio Guterres, took to Twitter to say, "...May the suffering, stories and resilience of survivors unite us in action to free the world of nuclear weapons".