Role of Peace Museum in Nuclear Weapon-Free World
(Case Study of India)
The 10th International Conference of Museums for Peace
Title: Role of Peace Museum in Nuclear Weapon-Free World (Case Study of India)
Author: Balkrishna Kurvey , No More Hiroshima: No more Nagasaki: Peace Museum
Abstract: International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War released the report Nuclear Famine: A Two Billion People at Risk consequences of a limited, regional nuclear war in South Asia. 1 billion people will die due to starvation in Asia and Global South.
India and Pakistan are nuclear weapon states .There is animosity and misunderstanding between the two. Any zealous military official, political leader, nuclear confrontation may start between these two nations . The use of one 150 kiloton nuclear bomb over a city like Mumbai could cause upto 86, 60,000 deaths.
Indian people are not aware of the immediate and long range effects of nuclear bombs. .
ROLE OF PEACE MUSEUM
Indian Institute for Peace, Disarmament & Environmental Protection established “No More Hiroshima: No More Nagasaki: Peace Museum” in Nagpur, India..
Displaying the photos of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing, we do not have intension giving horrible account of war but to think how peace is fragile and convey the horrors of war to the future generation
Peace museum can play an important role in public peace education in India.
Peace museum and the network of peace museums can build the public consensus and contribute to nurture and disseminate education for peace-building