In the history of material progress right from time immemorial till today 3 incidences have been most revolutionary and important. It is important from this standpoint that it has created the substratum of totally transforming the world. The 1st incident was of the discovery of fire element, the 2nd was unveiling of dynamite and 3rd was nuclear fission of the atom. Due to discover of fire mankind developed the self faith that he was capable and powerful to live life aptly. From this discovery the importance of brain power was at first accepted. Previous to this primordial man depended and accepted only bodily strength and might as the be all and end all of life. Step by step as man’s intellect developed more and more he took up agriculture, made a home for himself and his family members and learnt the art of building small machine like tools with the help of which somehow the cart of his life moved ahead albeit a bit erratically. Now he could to an extent get protection from natural calamities and attacks from ferocious beasts.
The 2nd important incident was the discovery of dynamite. It was at first openly made use of in the 1st world war for destroying the enemy camp. One got a very gross inference of the power and potent nature of matter. Now man exhibited zest to unveil subtle energies and forces of matter. It was the most famous incident of the commencement of the 19th century wherein man came across the power of dynamite. In comparison to the actual discovery what was more important that a foundation was readied to think, unearth and actually attain subtle energies of matter.
The 3rd and most important incident in the annals of world scientific history was nuclear fission of the miniscule atom. In the Atomic Age man jumped ahead so gigantically that in its comparison all other world incidents pale. That amount of energy which man could not generate for millions of years now came his way manifold times more.
If one does not have optimal power of digestion even good, tasty and nourishing food can prove to be heinous. In fact nourishing substances like clarified butter or Ghee too on such occasions function as poison in our body. No doubt with due effort various energies and forces were tapped by world humans yet farsightedness regarding their wholesome usage was not developed. Energy that could function as immortal nectar is today getting converted to venom. Such a Super Demon in the form of atomic bomb was created that in front of it the prolific tainted deeds of demons mentioned in mythology seem miniscule in nature.
This Super Demon (nuclear bomb) proved to be even more destructive than imagined by those who created it. Wise politicians opine that the atom bomb was dropped on Japan to stop the 2nd world war. To an extent this appears to be true and yet it needs deeper research too. Our topic of discussion here is not about researching into whether it was right or wrong because over here we are throwing light on its destructive power and the vile intellect that created it as a result of which innumerable people died in sheer agony.
The fire of the 2nd world war on taking the form of a gigantic blazing forest inferno engulfed a big portion of Asia. Japan despite being a tiny country was becoming invincible to its enterprise, valor and daring. Till the morning hours of 6th August 1945 Hiroshima was a secure town whereas Tokyo and other cities were shattered by bombs thrown by American B 29 airplanes. The citizens of that town felt danger looming large because that region was the Army HQ and Distribution Depot. America’s Secret Agents knew about this. At exactly 8 am, Japanese radar technology got information that at quite a height 3 foreign airplanes are circling the sky. During times of war it is quite common that airplanes hover in the sky. Japanese citizens and army personnel did not pay much heed to this development and hence did not make any special security arrangements. They did not have even an iota of an inkling that these airplanes not only are not commonplace but that they are clouds that will rain death on Japan and convert entire Hiroshima into a gigantic graveyard. In a few moments this historic explosion occurred. This explosion was akin to skies falling on earth. The entire atmosphere was ablaze with blinding light. Due to terrific heat and ferocity of fire flames that erupted thousands of people were burnt to death akin to dry grass blades. The region of 5 square miles burnt to ashes due to hot storms moving with a speed of 500 miles/hour. Such a big town entered the womb of earth exactly as it does when a gigantic earthquake manifests. All homes and mansions of the town were pounded to pulp. There was not even a tiny place where people could rush in order to protect themselves. Everywhere one could find explosive terrific energy and without discriminating it burnt to naught all creatures and materials. Immediate information of 78000 people dying was issued and yet leading important newspaper agencies of the world pegged the number at more than 0.1 million people.
On that very day the 2nd atomic bomb was dropped by America at 11 hours 2 minutes on another industrial town of Japan called Nagasaki. Very much similar to the dire fate of Hiroshima this incident too was ferociously destructive. A region of 5 square km in a few minutes got burned to ashes. Immediately, 50000 people entered the womb of death. Almost a similar number of people were bruised and handicapped very badly.
It took 52 seconds for the bomb dropped from a height of 42500 yards height to land on Hiroshima and Nagasaki towns. These bombs took the form of a gigantic ball of fire in the sky whose temperature was 1 billion degree Centigrade and from a distance of 1 mile it appeared 100 times more terrific than the blazing sun.
One day after these episodes Japan’s governing authorities sent General Sezoris to appraise the situation in those regions. When the General returned he said: After the ‘Bomb raining’ wicked American planes went away Hiroshima and Nagasaki was immersed in deep darkness/gloominess wherein only one dead blackened tree was visible. Hence it seems that in these towns only one black crow was dwelling. When we landed on the airport after getting down from the plane, all plants, grass etc seemed like red blazing flames. Everywhere there was the deadly silence of a graveyard. On seeing the mountains of dead corpses my eyes were flowing with tears. I harbored intense hatred for war within my inner being. Despite being any army officer my state at that time was akin to a child that was full of fear.
The number of people dying during the 2nd world war was about 0.6 billion people. Russia’s 0.1 million soldiers and 7 million civilians, Poland’s 5.8 million people, German’s 3.5 million soldiers and 0.78 million civilians, China’s 1.31 million soldiers and 0.22 billion civilians, Japan’s 1.3 million soldiers and 0.672 million civilians, Yugoslavia’s 0.356 million soldiers and 1.2 million civilians, UK’s 0.264 million soldiers and 0.1 million civilians and USA’s 0.292 civilians died.
Although the 2nd world war ended yet it etched a permanent tainted spot on the scalp of world humanity. For the first time the world gauged the destructive capacity of an atomic bomb. Right from that time till today many nations of the world are rushing to design this bomb. It is believed that more than 50000 bombs have been made the world over. Its potential is extraordinarily mighty. In comparison to the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, bombs that are 50000 times more potent have been designed today. If even one of these explodes it is difficult to even imagine the ghastly havoc of death that shall ensue in the entire world. Knowingly or otherwise increasing tensions the world over are dragging Super Power nations of the world towards an explosive situation. What shall hence be the result? All this is beyond the ken of one’s imagination.
Under such conditions one is naturally drawn towards the error made which tells us that it is just not enough to gather energy/power but that discrimination must be inculcated which controls and manages it optimally. Thus well being of world humanity can be assured. If this is ignored deadly episodes witnessed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki can again repeat themselves.