Saturday, 21 May 2011

ON REMEMBRING P.M. RAJIV GANDHI ON 21.MAY.

MOST OF THE PAPAERS CARRIED HIS IDEAS  ON VARIOUS ISSUES .
I FOUND HIS IDEAS ON NUCLEAR - DISARMAMENT VERY LOGICAL AND RELEVANT.ICOULDN 'T AGREE MORE!
I AM QUOTING FROM TODAYS THE TIMES OF INDIA
IT SAYS ...HIS STRONG ADVOCACY FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT WON HIM ACCOLADES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.IN HIS FAMOUS SPEECH AT THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY,NEW YORK,JUNE 9 1988,HE HAD SAID,........
"THERE ARE THOSE THAT ARGUE THAT SINCE THE CONSEQUENCES OF NUCLEAR WAR ARE WIDELY KNOWN AND WELL UNDERSTOOD ,NUCLEAR WAR JUST CANNOT HAPPEN .
NEITHER EXPERIENCE NOR LOGIC CAN SUSTAIN SUCH DANGEROUS COMPLACENCY.
HISTORY IS FULL OF MISCALCULATIONS .
PERCEPTIONS ARE OFTEN TOTALLY AT VARIANCE WITH REALITY .
A MAD MAN'S FANTASY COULD UNLEASH THE END.
AN ACCIDENT COULD TRIGGER A CHAIN REACTION,WHICH INEXORABLY LEADS TO DOOM.
INDEED,THE ADVANCE OF TECHNOLOGY HAS SO REDUCED THE TIME FOR DECISIONS THAT ,ONCE ACTIVATED ,COMPUTERS PROGRAMMED FOR ARMAGEDDON PRE-EMPT HUMAN INTERVENTION AND ALL HOPE FOR SURVIVAL .
THE CHAMPIONS OF NUCLEAR DETERRENCE ARGUE THAT  NUCLEAR WEAPONS HAVE BEEN INVENTED AND THEREFORE CANNOT BE ELIMINATED.WE DO NOT AGREE .WE HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ELIMINATING BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS BY PROHIBITING THEIR USE IN WAR. WE ARE WORKING ON SIMILARLY ELIMINATING CHEMICAL WEAPONS .THERE IS NO REASON ON PRINCIPLE WHY NUCLEAR WEAPONS TOO CANNOT BE SO ELIMINATED.
ALL IT REQUIRES IS THE AFFIRMATION OF CERTAIN BASIC MORAL VALUES AND THE ASSERTION OF THE REQUIRED POLITICAL WILL ,UNDERPINNED BY TREATIES AND INSTITUTIONS THAT INSURE AGAINST NUCLEAR DELINQUENCY"
21 MAY IS OBSERVED AS ANTI -TERRORISM DAY .ON THIS DAY  FORMER P.M. WAS ASSASSINATED IN A BOMB BLAST IN 1991.EVERY YEAR SINCE THEN AWARENESS IS GENERATED  IN THE COUNTRY ABOUT THE ILL EFFECTS OF TERRORISM .
DISCUSSIONS DEBATES,SYMPOSIA,SEMINARS ,LECTURES ETC ARE HELD TO SPREAD AWARENESS AGAINST THE MALAISE .

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