Conveying peace thru’ origami cranes

Staff Correspondent

17 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Conveying peace
thru’ origami

One thousand origami cranes made by hundreds of displaced persons in Cox’s Bazar who fled from Myanmar, were sent to Hiroshima, conveying good wishes and message for peace to Japanese people.

Japanese Ambassador Hiroyasu Izumi and representative of UNHCR in Japan Diek Hebecker handed over the colorful origami cranes to Vice Mayor of Hiroshima City Shiro Tani, said a embassy press release in Dhaka.

Displaced persons in Cox’s Bazar heard about the tragedy of atomic bombing in Hiroshima that killed many people at once in 1945, and a story of Sadako Sasaki who passed away at the age of 12 due to after-effect of atomic bombing.

“These people from Myanmar have forcibly been placed in the most difficult situation.

Yet they still feel compassion for other people who faced difficulties.

Such sympathy they showed and wish for peace are more precious than anything else.  I hope that many Japanese people will learn more about the cruel situation they are facing and feel compassion toward them,” said Ambassador Izumi.

The paper cranes will be displayed in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.