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A silent tribute to Hiroshima victims

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NEW DELHI: There will be silence for a minute in classrooms in many schools across the city on Saturday. A tribute to the 350,000 people who lost their lives to a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima 60 years ago, students will come together to remember.

The culmination of a month-long campaign by Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP) to make school children and colleges aware of the disastrous potential of nuclear weapons, August 6 and 9 will give the youth the chance to speak out for the power of peace.

"Schools were not interested when we first approached them asking to let us show films. It was impossible to even reach the principals. But there has been a complete turn around now. Children in private schools have only read about Hiroshima in their text-books, but after the programme they started feeling and it is not only a chapter in a book,'' said Dalia Kar, who coordinated the campaign, at a Press conference on Thursday.

"We have also written to the members of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha requesting them to keep silent for one minute at 11 a.m. on August 9, since it is holiday for Parliament on Saturday. We hope that they will rise above partisan positions to express their humanity,'' said Achin Vanaik of CNDP.

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