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Hon’ble Union Home Minister Sh.Shiv Raj Patil presenting award to Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP Civil Defence J&K at SKICC on 8th Oct.2006.

Srinagar October 10: To commemorate the disastrous earth quake that hit Kashmir on 8th Oct 2005, a memorial function was organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration at SKICC, Srinagar on 8th Oct.2006. The chief guest Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri Shivraj Patil on his arrival inaugurated a two-day photo exhibition at the venue. Among other departments and organizations the exhibits of Civil Defence were also displayed, depicting the natural calamity and the role performed by Civil Defence in rescue, first aid, mitigation and rehabilitation. The Civil Defence had exhibited real photographs of Civil Defence Volunteers even at far-flung areas of Teetwal, Karnah & Uri. Sh.Navin Agarwal IPS, IGP CD/HG & Aux. Police J&K apprised the VVIPs about the special role played by the Civil Defence Organisation in this natural calamity and explained in detail the events in the photos exhibited by Civil Defence.

Among others Sh.Navin Agarwal, IPS Inspector General of Police, Homeguards, Civil Defence and Auxiliary Police, J&K and Sh.Mohammad Yousaf, Dy.Controller Civil Defence, Uri also received award from Sh.Shivraj Patil Hon’ble Union Home Minister for outstanding work done for earth quake victims. Sh.Ashok Bhan Hony.Secretary Indian Institute of Public Administration was the moving force behind the organization of the memorial function which was attended among others by his Lordship Chief Justice Sh.B.A.Khan J&K High Court, Dr.Farooq Abdullah former Chief Minister, Sh.C.Phunsog, Chief Secretary J&K, Sh.B.R.Kundal, Financial Commissioner (Home) J&K, Sh.Gopal Sharma, Director General of Police, J&K and several ministers and senior functionaries of State Government, Police, Army, Para-Military Forces, Red Cross, Voluntary Organizations, respectable citizens, besides surviving victims and children from earth quake effected areas. Lt.Gen.(Retd.) S.K.Sinha, H.E. the Governor, J&K presided over the function while Sh.Ghulam Nabi Azad, Hon’ble Chief Minister was the guest of honor.