Hiroshima Day 2021: 6th of August is commemorated as Hiroshima Day. 76 years ago, on this day, the United States had dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima city, Japan. This has killed thousands of people instantly. The people who have survived this nuclear strike faced radiation-induced illnesses. The ‘Little Boy’ codenamed bomb, unleashed hell in the Japanese city.
The nuclear strike was the beginning of a terrifying and uncertain era. With this, warfare and geographical relations have changed by propelling the world into the atomic weapons age. The world’s nuclear arsenals today are more powerful than those used on Japan then.
The dangers of nuclear weapons emerge from their existence. The more worrying thing is that the countries having such weapons have well-funded, long-term strategies for modernizing their atomic arsenals. More than 50 percent of the world’s population resides in countries that are having nukes or are members of nuclear alliances.
The atomic bomb incident that is happened in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki cities are powerful reminders of why we should never allow this horrifying past to repeat itself.
If we lose the memory of what happened in Japan over seven decades ago, we risk allowing it to happen again. So, what are the solutions? One of the solutions is nuclear disarmament or denuclearisation. For peace and prosperity, the world must get rid of nuclear weapons. We never won by doing nuclear war. Hence, it must not be fought.