Nagpur, India –
No More Hiroshima: No More Nagasaki: Peace Museum was established by Indian Institute for Peace, Disarmament & Environmental Protection (IIPDEP) in August 1996. The permanent exhibition shows photos of the atomic bombings in Japan, as well as images of India’s nuclear test site in Pokharan. It is open to the public every day and entry is free. People from many walks of life, including students from various schools and colleges visit the peace museum.
IIPDEP also have a travelling ‘No More Hiroshima: No More Nagasaki: Peace Exhibition’, which is arranged for students, teachers and the public in schools in many cities of India. The exhibition receives a lot of regional and national publicity.
Balkrishna Kurvey, director of the museum and board member of INMP, speaks about the importance of the exhibit and answers many questions from students and teachers. His presentations also include screenings of short films. Participants learn about the inhuman and disastrous effects of what happened in Japan and of the costs and impact of nuclear testing. Teachers and students are asked to take a pledge, that they will educate and inform others regarding the effects of nuclear weapons and work for a world free of nuclear weapons.
Hiroshima & Nagasaki Day on 9 August sees the collaboration of the Indian Institute for Peace, Disarmament & Environmental Protection (IIPDEP) with the Raman Science Center, the INMP, the International Network of Engineers & Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES), the International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and the No More Hiroshima: No More Nagasaki: Peace Museum.
No More Hiroshima: No More Nagasaki: Peace Museum – www.iipdep.org/nomorehiroshima.htm