Hiroshima day 6 August 2021, 76th year still jolts the people of Japan and is marked as a disastrous day in the history of the World. Every year this day is observed to promote peace politics against the war. Hiroshima day aims to raise awareness about the threat of nuclear weapons and the dangers of nuclear energy.
World’s first deployed atomic bomb over Hiroshima
In 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion immediately killed an estimated 80,000 people, tens of thousands die later due to radiation exposure. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. This leads to unconditional surrender in World War II announced on the radio on August 15, citing the devastating power of “a new and most cruel bomb.
Those who survived the bombing of these two cities most of the injured have been called hibakusha.
With the long-lasting effect of radiation and mental trauma they underwent, the plight of this survival was difficult.
Hiroshima Day is now a focus for anti-war and anti-nuclear discussions and demonstrations.