NSS volunteers observe Nagasaki Day

To uphold peace and generate awareness about the threat of nuclear weapons, NSS units observed  Nagasaki Day on 09 August 2022  by encouraging NSS volunteers to make maximum number of origami cranes. The campaign was arranged in the memory of Sadako Sasaki, a victim of the atomic bombing of  Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Sadako Sasaki

There is an old Japanese legend _Anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako Sasaki, a small girl with big dreams came to know about this legend when she was fighting with leukemia at the age of 12. She is remembered through the story  of more than thousand  origami cranes  she folded before her death. She died at the age of 12 on 25 October 1955 at the Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital. She was just 2 years old when the bombs were dropped and was severely  irradiated.