Candle vigil held to pay tributes to martyrs of gas tragedy


  Bhopal: A tribute to the martyrs of the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal was given by the residents and children of Chingari Trust under the aegis of Bhopal gas outfits in the form of a peaceful candlelight vigil. Children with various congenital disabilities participated in the vigil.
The main motto of this peaceful tribute was to remember the pain and trauma their loved ones had endured. The people also want the world to learn a lesson from the tragedy and take preventive measures to avoid the recurrence of any such negligent disaster in the future.
Chingari Trust has, for the last 10 years, been taking care of children born with congenital disorders to families affected by the poisonous gas leak of 1984 and the ground water contamination thereafter. As of today, over eight hundred such children are already registered with the Chingari Rehabilitation Centre, with about two hundred children coming each day to get physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, special education, supplementary nutrition provisions and transportation facilities – all free of charge.
An exhibition was also organized on the occasion focusing on the Bhopal gas disaster.

All-religion prayer meeting
On the 38th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy, an all-religion prayer meeting will be organized at Barkatullah Bhawan (Central Library), Bhopal on 3rd December. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will participate in the programme.
Additional Chief Secretary Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation said that according to the schedule, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will reach the venue at 10:30 am, prayers will be offered by various priests from 10:32 am to 11 am, from 11 am to 11.10 am. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will pay tribute to the deceased in the Bhopal gas tragedy till 10 am and two minutes' silence will be observed in the memory of the deceased from 11:10 am to 11:12 am.