Photo expo at Japan centre in AU stresses ill-effects of nuclear weapons

Published: 10th August 2016 05:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2016 05:42 AM   |  A+A-

Photo expo

VISAKHAPATNAM: To make people aware of the consequences of using nuclear weapons on the Nagasaki Day, the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) and the BV Foundation for Peace and Harmony organised a photo exhibition at Japan Information and Study Centre at Andhra University here on Tuesday, to commemorate the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in the World War II.

The event started with huge display of photographs depicting the calamitous incident. Students of the Japan Information and Study Centre were educated on the war by DVR Murthy, the chief guest of the event and director of the Centre, and BV Foundation chairman Narava Prakasa Rao.

Murthy said, “More than 40 per cent of our budget is allocated to defence. We need to maintain peaceful environment and our nation needs to avoid use of nuclear weapons. If by mistake it falls in wrong hands it will lead to disaster.”

“No other nation should go through such a dilemma that Japan had faced. Hence, the purpose of the get-together with the students is to make them aware of the history and pay homage to those who were killed in the attack,” said Narava Prakasa Rao.

The rare photos of the war which were put on display are the collection of Japan Peace Centre from Japan.

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