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ADGP for making Civil Defence &
Disaster Management more vibrant

Workshop on Civil Defence and Disaster Management at Udhampur, J&K

Udhampur, March, 28th: Emphasizing 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 State Disaster Response Force J&K, Mrs. D. R Doley Barman opined compulsory training to masses in civil defence and disaster management.

Addressing a largely attended 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.

Highlighting the objective of the organization, Mrs. Doley focused on the essential parameters of making Civil Defence and Disaster Management techniques people friendly and vibrant. She said that two towns Jammu and Udhampur of the state were selected under Pilot project wherein 160 volunteers were trained in these districts for community policing as well as internal security.

To strengthen and revitalize the Civil Defence setup in the State, the ADGP said that as many as 23,000 new volunteers 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 added that fully equipped and well trained component of SDRF would be kept at each District Headquarters to deal with any eventuality.

Highlighting the role of CD in protecting the precious lives and property in the event of war, break out of fire, road accident and other exigencies, the Deputy Commissioner Udhampur, Mr. P.K Pole who is also 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. He said that CD Organization has been designed to educate the masses about the various issues like earthquakes, floods, traffic, etc. so that they could prove helpful in managing the situation effectively in case of any exigency.

In his welcome address, Deputy Controller Civil Defence, Udhampur, Mr. Bodh Raj highlighted the various activities of the organization being carried out in the district. During the workshop various speakers which mainly include Superintendent District Hospital, Dr. Chander Parkash, Assistant Director Fire and Emergency Services, Mr. R. C Raina, District Information Officer, Dr. Jagdish Mehra, Chief Warden CD, Mr. Surinder Khajuria and Advocate S. D Kotwal delivered their expert lectures on different topics. Deputy Chief Warden, Mr. Ved Parkash presented vote of thanks. Among others, DIG, Udhampur-Reasi Range, Mr. Jagjit Kumar, Principal Degree College, Dr. Nutan Kumar, SSP, Mr. Shakeel Ahmed Beig, ASP, Mr. Abdul Jabbar and CD Wardens were also present on the occasion.