The International Day Against Nuclear Weapons is observed each year on August 29 to raise people’s awareness about preventing nuclear catastrophes. The day was first observed on August 29, 2010, approved by the UN. The aim was to highlight the real effect of nuclear weapons which are very harmful. The history of nuclear weapons began on July 6, 1945, when the first time atomic bomb was used in New Mexico. Then on August 5 and 8, 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on two cities of Japan. Due to this, millions of people were killed in Japan and people became aware about the dangers of the atomic bomb. Since then, the atomic bomb has not been used on other countries, but still many countries feared that it would be used again. Over the years, there have been calls to ban nuclear test to ensure the protection of people’s lives and the environment around them.

SANAULLAH SAMAD,

Turbat, August 27.