PTI, United Nations
Updated Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:33 PM IST
Ashish Sharma, Secretary, Permanent Mission of India at UN.
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Let me tell you, the second world war started on 1 September 1939 and ended on 2 September 1945. It was over after Japan surrendered to the US. 6 to 8 crore people were killed in it. It was 3 percent of the world’s population then. Its completion in 2020 has completed 75 years.
UN’s motive to save generations from the curse of war
Ashish Sharma, the first secretary of India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, said on Monday, “The completion of 75 years of the end of World War II gives us an opportunity to reaffirm the UN’s purpose and commitment to its fundamental principles.” . The aim of the United Nations is to save generations to come from the curse of war. ‘
In a special meeting organized to honor the victims of World War II, Sharma said, “Terrorism has emerged as a way of waging war in the contemporary world. This threatens the same kind of massacre in the world that we saw during both world wars. Terrorism is a global problem and can be tackled only through efforts at the global level. He appealed to the countries of the world to dedicate themselves to fighting contemporary forms of waging war and ensuring a more peaceful and secure world.
2.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the second world war
Sharma said that during World War II, the largest number of military personnel participated in the history of the Indian continent. Despite being under colonial rule, 25 lakh soldiers of India fought in the Second World War. The Indian Army is the largest volunteer force in history, with 87,000 soldiers killed or missing and millions more seriously injured.
Disappointing not getting proper respect
While saluting the brave people of all the countries who fought to save the world, Sharma said that it is disappointing that thousands of volunteers of the colonial world were not given due respect and recognition despite their contribution to the war.