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Newsletter - July '2007
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DARBAR OF CIVIL DEFENCE & HOMEGUARDS VOLUNTEER HELD AT LEH

 

Controller Civil Defence Leh and District Commandant Homeguards Leh interacting with Inspector General of Hgds. & CD J&K
Volunteers of Homeguards and Civil Defence at Leh alongwith Shri Navin Agarwal IPS, IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K

Shri Navin Agarwal IPS, IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K visited district Leh & Kargil and reviewed the functioning of Auxiliary Police Detts., Homeguards & Civil Defence establishments of Kargil & Leh w.e.f July 25, 2007 to July 30, 2007. On reaching Leh at Police Station Nyoma, the IGP inspected a well dressed platoon of deployed VHGs. He also held a joint darbar of Homeguards & Civil Defence volunteers at DPL Leh and after giving them a patient hearing, gave on the spot instructions regarding redressal of their grievances. It may be recalled that Leh was inducted in the civil defence scheme last year and in a short span the response of the public has been very forthcoming. Controller Civil Defence Leh Shri M.K.Bhanday, IAS District Commandant of Homeguards, Shri Alok Kumar IPS, Dy.Controller Civil Defence/ Area Commandant Homeguards, Shri Randheer Singh, Dy.SP besides the host of district officers, Police officials, volunteers NCC cadets & students were present on the occasion.


 

 

IGP REVIEW HOMEGUARDS/CIVIL DEFENCE WORK AT KARGIL

Shri Navin Agarwal IPS, IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K visited Kargil and chaired a meeting with the volunteers of Civil Defence & Homeguards on July 29, 2007. The sector warden of the civil defence apprised the IGP of various measures taken by civil defence in improving enrolments of volunteer for civil defence work and also the allotment of land for civil defence control room at Kargil. However, all the wardens desired that the said land was located very far off from the town and would be unsuitable for the control room and requested for intervention to get a control room constructed with in the municipal limits. Inspector General of Police also held a darbar with the personnel of Auxiliary Police Dett. at Kargil who are deployed on various guard duties under inhospitable conditions. He assured them he would take steps for their welfare measure and resolve their problems. Shri Grib Dass IPS, District Commandant of Homeguards Kargil, Shri G.S.Chouhan Dy.Controller Civil Defence Kargil and Shri Mohammed Ashraf, Dy.SP Auxiliary Police were present on the occasion.


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING TO PROBATIONARY OFFICERS OF ARMED POLICE

A new batch of 13 Probationary Sub-Inspectors and Asstt. Sub-inspectors from 3rd IRP Bn. were put under training in the field of Civil Defence and Disaster Management at Central Training Institute of Homeguards/Civil Defence Jammu for a period of seven days w.e.f July 1, 2007 which was completed on July 7, 2007 under the supervision of Ms.Manjit Kour, KPS, Principal CTI, HG/CD & AXP Jammu. During the training programme 10 female and 3 Male probationary NGOs of IRP 3rd Bn participated and First Aid, Fire fighting, Rescue, Disaster Management Civil Defence training techniques were imparted to said probationers.


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE EVACUATES TRAPPED PEOPLE DURING FLASH FLOOD

 

Chief warden civil defence Kathua along with rescue team during recent flash flood
at Bhag Nallah

Due to torrential rains on July 8, 2007, a large number of civilians were trapped in flash floods occurred in Jammu at Purkhoo, Kalka Colony, Batyara. Teams of Civil Defence staff and wardens were dispatched to effected places to evacuate the people who were trapped in flash floods. Wardens and staff helped to trace the dead body of a person, washed in flash flood during rescue operation.

 

 

 


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE CAMP FUNCTIONAL IN THE AID OF SHRI AMARNATH JI YATRA

 

A view of civil defence camp site at Baltal during Amarnath Ji Yatra

Civil Defence/Homeguards & Auxiliary Police Camp established at Baltal as a goodwill gesture for Amarnath Ji Yatra. Civil Defence Srinagar installed a civil defence camp at Baltal for the assistance of the yatries w.e.f July 18, 2007. The camp facilitates with portable drinking water (Hot & Cold), first aid, rest place and old aged care. Civil Defence wardens and volunteers were earmarked for the said duties. Sh.A.H.Beigh, Dy.Controller and Sh. Mauzam Bakshi Dy.Chief warden visited the camp site and reviewed the arrangements.

 


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE LAUNCHES PLANTATION DRIVE

A plantation drive was organized by the civil defence organisation in collaboration with J&K Armed Police and J&K Forest Department w.e.f. July 20, 2007. Civil Defence launched plantation drive in the south of Jammu, area include Sainik Colony, Channi and Trikuta Nagar. Civil Defence volunteers, VHGs and armed police planted a large number of trees in these areas which were otherwise not inhabited by any greenery. Local residents were made aware to take their proper after-care till the plants start their natural growth.


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE CAMP SAVES PRECIOUS LIVES

On July 21, 2007 the civil defence camp which was functioning at Nunwan, Pahalgam as a goodwill gesture to Shri Amar Nath Ji Yatrais received information that a grenade blast has occurred near Gurdwara Pahalgam at about 1315 hrs. The Civil Defence team headed by Sh.Nadeem Jalal, Post warden, Sh.Tasaduq Rasheed, Dy.Post Warden & others immediately pressed the civil defence ambulance into service and rescued/ shifted injured to PHC Pahalgam. As many as 11 injured persons were identified to SHO Pahalgam for legal formalities. All the injured could be saved due to timely action by civil defence.

On intervening night of July 4 & 5, 2007 at about 12:10hrs. Sh.Feroz Ahmed CD volunteer informed the team of Civil Defence Nunwan that some body has drowned in Lidder River outside the base camp Nunwan, Pahalgam. The Civil Defence rescue team under the supervision of Dr.Pooja Dardsaroo, Dy. Divisional warden and consisting of Sh.Nadeem Jalal, Dy.Post Warden, Sh.Asif Ilyas Beig, sector warden, Sh.Hamid Ahmed Khan and civil defence volunteers immediately rushed towards the spot and searched/ rescued Sh.Rishu Gupta S/O Sh.Virinder Gupta R/O Malair Kotla Distt. Sangroor, Punjab. Another pilgrim Sanjay was also saved from drowning from river Lidder by civil defence team and shifted to the Hospital for treatment in Civil Defence Ambulance. Sh.Navin Agarwal IPS, Inspector General of Police HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K praised their work and sanctioned suitable reward in respect of the Civil Defence Rescuers.


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING TO NCC (GIRLS) CADETS

One day training programme of Civil Defence was organized at Naodaya Vidyalya Ashmuqam on July 21, 2007. The programme was aimed at giving training to NCC (Girls) cadets which includes rescue during the Air Raid, Fire out break or house burning. Man Made IED/Grenade attacks etc. The programme was organized by civil defence Anantnag under the command by Commandant Aux. Police 1st Bn. Srinagar in collaboration with Col.Surjit Singh Raghaw, Commandant J&K NCC Bn. The civil defence training & demonstration was conducted under the command of Sh.Mohamad Iqbal Khan, Inspector Aux. Police. Rescue demonstration was also carried out during the training. 382 NCC cadets, 06 NCC instructors and 18 staff members participated in the training & demonstration. Spectators applauded and appreciated the programme & demonstration/ rescue operation. On the occasion Sh. Navin Agarwal, IPS Director Civil Defence J&K was the chief guest.


 

 

MEETING WITH CIVIL DEFENCE WARDENS

For the forthcoming Independence Day, a meeting of civil defence wardens was held at Regional Civil Defence Control Room Jammu on July 26, 2007. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Manjit Kour Dy.Controller civil defence Jammu. In the meeting, wardens were directed to get themselves and their volunteers enrolled for participation in Independence Day Parade. They were also put on high alert and were advised to be vigilant, providing intelligence to police for any uncommon activity.


 

 

PASSING OUT PARADE AT CENTRAL TRAINING INSTITUTE

 

Chief guest distributing training certificates among the volunteer Homeguards

A New batch of Homeguard volunteers, who underwent 30days Advance Training Course at Central Training Institute of Homeguards and Civil Defence Jammu, passed out successfully on July 31, 2007. Sh.S.M.Khatotra, SSP, Divisional Commandant Homeguards Jammu was the chief guest on the valedictory function. He distributed certificates and cash rewards among the following Homeguard volunteers for their outstanding performance in various disciplines of training:

G/M Rajinder Kumar No.172/K (First Position)
G/M Haqiqat Raj No.152/J (Second Position)
G/M Bua Ditta No.126/J (Third Position).


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE ORGANISED A CLEANLINESS DRIVE AT NOWSHERA

A cleanliness campaign was organized and launched under the supervision of Sh.R.P.Damral Post warden at civil defence town Nowshera ward no. 1 & 2 on June 24th, 2007. Civil defence team along with citizens of both wards accompanied the drive. The residents of wards were asked to keep their surroundings neat and clean and advised not to throw garbage and other waste including polythene bags in the streets.


 

 

CONDOLENCE MEETING

A condolence meeting was held at the Directorate of Homeguards/Civil Defence & Aux. Police J&K Srinagar under the chairmanship of staff officer to IGP HG/CD & AXP as well as in the offices of Commandant AXP 2nd Bn. and Dy.Controller Civil Defence Jammu over the sad & untimely demise of Shri Keshav Singh ASI(M) of this organisation who expired on 25-7-2007. Two minutes silence was observed & tribute paid to the deceased official. The staff expressed sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul. Condolence meeting were also held in the offices of Commandant, Divisional Commandant and Dy.Controller civil defence Jammu over the sad demise of Sh.Shiv Kumar Khajuria, Dy.SP, Dy.Controller Civil Defence Kathua on 01-6-2007. Later on officers alongwith staff visited the family of the deceased officer and expressed sympathy with the family and prayed for the departed soul.


 

 

NEWS IN BRIEF:

  • A meeting with civil defence wardens was held under the supervision of Dy.Controller Civil Defence Samba on July 31, 2007 at CD town Samba for the forthcoming Independence Day. During the meeting various aspects of civil defence activities were also discussed.
  • On June 27, 2007 a Matador bearing No.JK02G 3595 which was coming from Nonial carrying Baraties met with an accident at Nowshera near DFO office, in which one person died on spot and 22 injured. On getting information about the accident, Sh.R.P.Damral Post warden civil defence Nowshera alongwith civil defence volunteers rushed to the spot and co-operated the police and administration in the rescue operation and shifted the injured to sub. district hospital Nowshera.
  • A One day civil defence awareness camp was organized at Thalora Mandi, Samba on June 6, 2007. About 500 local residents of Samba and peripheral area of samba participated in the camp. Sh.R.K.Gupta, Addl. Dy. Commissioner Samba was the chief guest on the occasion. The camp was organized as a part of the on-going campaign which has been extensively launched by civil defence samba to create awareness about the aims and objectives of civil defence amongst the common masses. Among others, function was also attended by chief warden, Dy.Chief warden, Post wardens and sector wardens of the CD town samba.


A view of Civil Defence camp established at Baltal during Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra
A batch of volunteer Homeguards with instructors during passing out parade at CTI Jammu

 

Patron: Shri Navin Agarwal IPS,
Inspector General of Homeguards/Civil Defence & Aux. Police J&K
Editorial Board:

Sh. S.M. Khatotra, SSP; Sh. G.S. Chouhan, SSP; Ms. Manjit Kour Dy.SP; Sh. Muhammad Amin, Insp(S); Sh. Chaman Lal ASI(M)