Over hundreds Tamils from all over Tamil Nadu took a pledge in Chennai Monday to work for peace and a nuclear-free world to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in atomic bomb attacks. The event was organised by May-17 movement.
Idinthakarai people, who are protesting againstÂ Kudamkulam atomic reactor, were joined by prominent peace activists held a remembrance event.
Around 50 thousand people attended an annual ceremony in Hiroshimaâ€™s peace park, near the epicentre of the 1945 blast that destroyed most of the city and killed as many as 140 thousand people.
The anniversary comes amid growing anti-nuclear sentiment, in the wake of last yearâ€™s meltdown at the Fukushima power plant.
The accident at Fukushima, triggered by a tsunami and earthquake, has shown the dangers of nuclear technology â€“ even for peaceful purposes.