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Thursday, August 05, 2010 11:08:58 PM, Agencies
Nagasaki/Mumbai: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today pressed for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons during his first visit to this Japanese city, where over 70,000 people perished when the US dropped an atomic bomb during World War II.
"The only way to ensure (nuclear) weapons will never again be used is to eliminate them all," Ban said in a speech he gave at the hypocenter of the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945, before hundreds of Nagasaki citizens who gathered for the occasion.
"My visit here has strengthened my conviction that these weapons must be outlawed, either by a nuclear weapons convention or by a framework of separate mutually reinforcing instruments," he said.
"As far as my commitment (toward a world free of nuclear weapons) goes, you can count on me," Ban said.
Meanwhile, more than 2,000 students from 60 colleges of Mumbai are expected to participate in a march for a nuclear-free world to commemorate Hiroshima Day Friday.
Organised by an NGO, Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal along with National Service Scheme (NSS) units of SNDT and Mumbai Universities, the Anti-Nuclear Peace March will create awareness among students about the holocaust.
"The peace march is organised with a view to join hands with the people of the world for a nuclear-free world. A pledge will be taken to work for peace and a nuclear-free world by the gathering," said a Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal official.
This year will be the 65th anniversary of the bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two Japanese cities. The bombings took place in 1945 during the final stages of World War II killing lakhs.
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