CM pays floral tributes at Hiroshima peace memorial

Destruction can be avoided only through paths of Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi

Writes in visitors’ book

lead4.10.15Bhopal, October 4, 2015 (Muslim Saleem):  On the last day of his Japan visit today, Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial where he paid floral tributes to those killed in atom bomb attack during World War-II. The Chief Minister wrote in the Visitors’ Book that he had heard about the tragedy, but visiting the memorial was real experience. We should work together to ensure it never happens again. The Chief Minister expressed his solidarity and support towards victims saying that he was deeply moved and humbled to know the details of tragedy. Resolve should be taken to ensure that no other city ever becomes a Hiroshima. The Chief Minister remarked that only the path shown by Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi can save human beings from destruction and violence. Same consciousness dwells in all living beings. Only this feeling can save humanity. This thinking of India can lead the world on the path of peace. My heart filled with pain and agony when I imagined atomic catastrophe, he added. He also wished health, prosperity and welfare of all. Hiroshima Peace Memorial commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome or Genbaku Domu in Hiroshima, Japan, is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The ruin serves as a memorial to the people who were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Over 70,000 people were killed instantly, and another 70,000 suffered fatal injuries from radiation.