KOCHI: Kochi corporation is foraying into the global scenario through its association with international cities.
The ‘Mayors for Peace’, an international delegation of Mayors from across the world chiefly working for nuclear non-proliferation, has selected Kochi as a ‘lead city’ to gather opinion from Indian cities for world peace.
As a part of this, a peace boat, ‘World Tour of Atomic-Bombing Child-Survivors’, from Hiroshima will reach Kochi in April 2015, said Yasuyoshi Komizo, secretary of ‘Mayors for Peace’, who visited Mayor of Kochi Corporation Tony Chammany a few days ago .
The touring peace workers would light a ‘Flame of Peace’ when they arrive in Kochi. They will also plant saplings of trees which survived atomic bombing in Hiroshima.
These trees are known as ‘Peace Trees.’ The corporation will lead the efforts to spread the peace networks of the organisation to other parts of the country.
The ‘Mayors for Peace’ was formed in 1968 when representatives from 43 countries came together to campaign for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
The organisation will conduct a review meeting each year under the aegis of United Nations.
Representing Kochi, Mayor Tony Chammany had participated in the 2013 review meeting which was held in Geneva.