UDHAMPUR, Mar 28: Emphasizing that the basic knowledge of preventive measures to tackle disasters and managing the stressful events can substantially reduce loss to life and property, the Additional Director General of Police, Home Guards, Civil Defence and Auxiliary Police J& K, D. R Doley Barman today laid stress on compulsory training to masses in civil defence and disaster management.
Addressing a gathering of participants from Education and different Departments of the district at one day workshop on Civil Defence and Disaster Management organized by Civil Defence (CD) Unit Udhampur in the conference hall of Government Degree College (Boys), the ADGP exhibited a remarkable power point presentation on Civil Defence and Disaster Management to give a feel to participants as to how they should equip themselves during testing circumstances.
To strengthen and revitalize the Civil Defence setup in the State, the ADGP said that as many as 23,000 new volunteers were enrolled in the year 2011-12 to play a significant role in disaster management and assisting the police in internal security and law and order situations besides retaining their primary role. She further said that two battalions of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have already been raised in the state and fully equipped component of SDRF would be kept at each District Headquarters to deal with any eventuality.
Highlighting the role of CD in protecting the lives and property in the event of war, break out of fire, road accident other exigencies, the Deputy Commissioner Udhampur, P.K Pole, who is the controller of Civil Defence Unit of the district, said that trained CD volunteers could prove instrumental in managing the situation effectively besides help in building self confidence and concern for humanity among the masses.
In his welcome address, Deputy Controller Civil Defence, Udhampur, Bodh Raj highlighted the various activities of the organization being carried out in the
During the workshop various speakers which mainly include Superintendent District Hospital, Dr. Chander Parkash, Assistant Director Fire and Emergency Services, R. C Raina, District Information Officer, Dr. Jagdish Mehra, Chief Warden CD, Surinder Khajuria and Advocate S. D Kotwal delivered their expert lectures on different topics.
Deputy Chief Warden, Ved Parkash presented vote of thanks.
Among others, DIG, Udhampur-Reasi Range, Jagjit Kumar, Principal Degree College, Dr. Nutan Kumar, SSP, Shakeel Ahmed Beig, ASP, Abdul Jabbar and CD Wardens were also present on the occasion.