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Training Course on Rescue Operation and Disaster Management

A 10 days training course on rescue operation and disaster management commenced at DPL Pulwama on 1st May 2006 in which 50 police personnel were imparted training by the trainers of central training institute of HG/CD Kashmir. During the said course lectures/ presentations were given by the experts & guest speakers.

Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP Civil Defence J&K Srinagar during the training course on rescue at DPL Pulwama
View of mock exercise on rescue operation and disaster management for police personnel at DPL Pulwama

Trainees were also made to undergo practical training.During valedictory fuction on 9th May 2006 at DPL Pulwama Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP HG/CD & Aux.Police J&K was the chief guest. He exhorted upon the trained police personnel, that as first responders they should always remain alert to minimize the damage to life & property. Sh.Viplav Kumar SP Pulwama expressed his satisfication upon the level of training imparted to police personnel. Dy. Commissioner (Controller Civil defence) Pulwama, Chairman Town Area Committee and Sh.M.A. Danposh Commdt. Aux.Police 1st Bn. were also present on the occasion.


Disaster Mitigation Workshop with special reference to Earthquake

Two days workshop on Disaster mitigation with special reference to earthquake, held on May 1st 2006 & May 2nd 2006 at IMPA during which lectures and presentations delivered by resource persons which was attended by civil defence officers / wardens. Dr. Asgar H.S. Samoon Controller Civil Defence Srinagar, Sh.A.H.Baigh Dy. Controller Civil Defence Srinagar, Sh.M.A Bulbul Dy.SP Area Commander Homeguards Srinagar, Wardens of Civil Defence Srinagar.


Civil Defence meeting at District Police Lines, Jammu

Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP HG/CD & Aux.Police J&K addressing the Civil Defence warden at a meeting in DPL Jammu

Civil Defence is being seated up in a big way to works in interest of the national for which the Civil Defence wardens have to keep themselves ready for any man made or natural disasters, if happens in future. This was exhorted upon by Sh. Navin Agarwal Inspector General of Police Homeguards & Civil Defence J&K in a meeting held at District Police Lines on May 2, 2006. He also distributed Civil Defence uniforms, jackets and commendation certificates along with cash rewards among the Civil Defence wardens. He also instructed them to use these jackets while doing rescue and relief operations during disasters. On the occasion Sh.G.S.Slathia DIG HG/CD Jammu, lauded the efforts of the wardens & stated that civil defence has gained more prominence in disaster management and efforts are on to enroll more & more volunteers and get them trained in large numbers. Sh.T.Phunsog, Comdt. Aux.Police 2nd Bn. also spoke on the occasion. Prominent among those present were Sh.S.M.Khatotra, Sh.Gh.Sarwar Chouhan S.O to IGP HG/CD & Aux.Police, Sh. Jugal Mahajan chief warden, Sh.T. R.Rana Dy.SP, Sh.Mohd Majid Malik Dy.SP S.O to DIG HG/CD & Aux.Police Jammu,Sh. P.D. Sharma Dy.SP, Sh. Manjeet Kour Dy.Controller Civil Defence Jammu, Sh. K.K.Sharma Dy.SP,Sh. Paramjeet Kumar Dy.Chief Warden.


Six days Training Programme for Police Personnel of Border district

A scene of mock exercise during six days training programme for police personnel of DPL Border

Six days training in rescue and disaster management was held for police personnel drawn from police districts Border & Jammu at DPL Border. S. Parminder Singh Sr. Supdt. of Police, Border was the chief guest for the valedictory function. He expressed his happiness upon the skills acquired by Police personnel and stated that a number of people die in road accidents in his district due to non-availability of first aid and improper shifting of injured to the hospital and stated with acquired skills they will be able to save human lives. He was also thankful to Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP Civil Defence J&K for starting training programme for Police personnel from his district. Sh. S.M. Khatotra Div. Comdt. Homeguards Jammu also spoke on the occasion. On this occasion trainees gave a demonstration on rescue operation which was appreciated by every body present there.

The training was organized by Sh. Mohd Majid Malik Dy.SP Principal Central Training Institute Jammu. During the training night classes were also conducted to familiarize trainees with rescue operation during night hours.

Training for new batch of Homeguards Volunteers

New batch of Homeguards volunteers who underwent 35 days Basic training course at Central Training Institute of Homeguards and Civil defence Jammu, passed out successfully on 6th May 2006. Divisional Commandant Homeguards Jammu Sh. S.M. Khatotra, SSP was the chief guest on the occasion. He took salute and later on also distributed certificates and cash rewards among nine Homguards volunteers for their outstanding performance in various disciplines of trainingG/M Raj Kumar No.45/J stood all round best in the training. Earlier Principal of CTI Jammu Sh. Mohd Majid Malik Dy.SP highlighted the various activities of CTI Jammu and the training programme to be started in near future.

Sh.Khatotra, in his address stressed upon the importance of quality training and expressed happiness that during training, volunteer Homeguards exhibited great dedication, devotion and hardwork.

Inauguration of chief warden Srinagar office

On May 10, 2006, IGP Civil Defence Sh.Navin Agarwal inaugurated the newly established office of the chief warden in RCDCC Srinagar. Speaking on this occasion, IGP stressed upon the chief warden/Dy.Chief warden for raising volunteers in uptown area and nominate volunteers for the posts of sector wardens. IGP also desired that sites for Divisional offices should also be identified.

The IGP desired that a Civil Defence camp be organised at Sonamarg/Baltal on the eve of Sh. Amar Nath Jee yatra.


Disaster Management Demonstration held at Tyndale Biscoe and Mallinson school

A civil defence demo was held in Tyndale Biscoe and Mallinson school by Civil Defence Srinagar. The demonstration was witnessed by thousands of school children & teaching staff of the schools. Speaking on the occasion Sh. Asgar Samoon, IAS Dy. Commissioner cum Controller Civil Defence Srinagar highlighted the importance of holding such demonstrations in educational institutions and said that in case of disaster or natural calamity these school children can play a vital role. Chief guest Sh. Navin Agarwal IGP Civil defence J&K, said that civil defence is organizing such programmes from time to time and shall continue in future as well. Gh.Mustafa Bhat, Mayor SMC Srinagar in his address appreciated the organizers and said that such awareness camps should also be held in the Govt. schools as well. Those present on the occasion were Sh.Gh.Sarwar chouhan S.O. to IGP HG/CD J&K, Retd.DC Sh.G.N.Mir, Dr.G.M.Dar of IMPA, Sh.Mouzam Bakshi Dy.Chief warden CD Srinagar and other NGOs. The voluntary Health Association of India co-sponsored the programme.


Fidayeen (suicide) attack on congress rally at Srinagar

On getting information of fidayeen (suicide) attack on congress rally at Sher-i-Kashmir Park Srinagar on 21st May 2006, Civil Defence Srinagar pressed into action emergency services. Two ambulance along with staff of Auxiliary Police personnel and Civil Defence volunteers reached on spot and started rescue operation of shifting the injured to nearby hospitals.

Teams of volunteers were also deputed at various hospital viz SMHS led by Post warden Mr. Saleem Hilal, J.L.N.M. Hospital headed by post warden Mr. Imtiayaz Ahmed Bhat, S.K.I.M.S. Soura headed by post warden Mr. Syed Muzafer Ahmed, Bone & Joint Hospital Barazulla led by a volunteer Mr. Altaf Ahmed.

A high level team of Civil Defence headed by Sh. Navin Agarwal IGP HG/CD & Auxiliary Police J&K Srinagar visited various hospitals, to supervise the rescue operation & enquire about the injured.


News in Brief :

Sh.G.S.Slathia DIG Civil defence Jammu distributed certificates and pocket allowances among trained CD Volunteers during a function organized at Samba
  • A function was organised at Auxiliary Police Headquarters Burzalla on 8th May 2006, in which the ranks were contemned upon worn to recently promoted officials of Aux.Police Ist Bn. Srinagar. Various police officers including M.A.Danposh, Commandant Aux.Police 1st Bn. Srinagar were present on the occasion.
  • 200 CD volunteers were given training in different fields and rescue operations on 10th May 2006 in a CD camp organized at CD town Samba in which DIG Civil Defence Jammu was the chief guest.
  • Vide Direction office order No. 270 of 2006 dated 19-5-2006 ASIs(M) have been promoted to the rank of S.I.s(M) and vide Direction office order No.271 of 2006 dated 20-5-2006.HC(M) promoted to the rank of ASI(M).
  • A function of civil defence volunteers was organized in town hall on 27th May 2006 during which certificates were distributed among Civil Defence volunteers who underwent Civil Defence training. Dr.Pawan Kotwal (Dy.Commissoner) Controller Civil Defence was the chief guest on the occasion.




Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K Srinagar pining of rank to newly promoted const. to Sgct .at Aux.Police 1st Bn. Srinagar
Sh.S.M.Khatotra, Divisional Commandant Hgds. Jammu presenting memento to Sh.Gulzar Singh Slathia DIG Armed Jammu during a farewell party at Jammu


A view of various representatives present during a workshop at IMPA Srinagar in collaboration with civil defence Srinagar
Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP Civil Defence J&K Srinagar alongwith DIG and chief warden Jammu at a function.


Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP HG/CD J&K alongwith other Sr.Police officers during a pining of rank ceremony at Srinagar
A view of CD volunteers and instructors during the 5 days training course at Awantipora