About 2,576 NSS volunteers with banners & placards with slogans like, ‘NO MORE HIROSHIMA’, NO BOMB – YES PEACE’, ‘WE WANT BREAD, NOT BOMB’ from 61 colleges of University of Mumbai and SNDT University along with Gandhian workers, peace activists, advocates, journalists & NGOs gathered, 6th August at Azad Maidan and took the pledge to work for peace and nuclear-free world. Prof. Chitra Lele, NSS Programme Officer of SNDT College of Arts & Commerce for Women, administrated pledge to the entire gathering.
The programme was jointly organized by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal and NSS Units
of SNDT & Mumbai University to mark the 68th anniversary of the devastation of Hiroshima & Nagasaki with a deadly atomic attack by America
during World War II & to join hands with millions of people of the world in
their prayers to make a nuclear-free world.
The devastation had such an effect that one lakh sixty thousand people were killed in the bombing leaving several thousand crippled. The after effects of the bombing and radiation claimed over three lakh lives over the years.
NSS Volunteers from various colleges of Mumbai were also carrying placards and banners depicting slogans like ‘NO-BOMB, YES-PEACE’, and “SAVE MOTHER EARTH”.