The World March crowns Mount Ararat

06.08.2009 - Ankara - Pressenza IPA

Today, August 6, in memory of the nuclear disaster of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a team of the World March composed of Turks and Spaniards reached the summit of Mount Ararat.

In this spiritually significant place, the same words read in Hiroshima and in hundreds of cities by members of the World March were read aloud and carried out over the surrounding landscape by the winds. At more than 5000 metres, the text read by the climbers became a kind of personal pledge: *”The horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has not been consigned to history. The images of pain and absurd death continue to live in our consciences. But at the same time they feed our profound aspiration for a world where this atrocity will never be possible again. … The World March for Peace and Nonviolence is a call to the personal conscience of every one of us; to raise our voices together. It’s the moral thing to do and what we need to do in this difficult moment in which we live.”*

This was the objective of this alpine adventure: to raise awareness of the urgent need for nuclear disarmament, and give notice of the actions that will be carried out in Turkey in the coming months, especially during the latter part of October when the World March passes through this country that bridges the continents of Europe and Asia.

*(Translation Spanish to English: Roberto Verdecchia)*

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