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Newsletter - March '2007
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ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE OF HOMEGUARDS VOLUNTEERS AT CENTRAL TRAINING INSTITUE JAMMU

On completion of 30 days advance training course for the voluntary Homeguards which had begun on 5th February 2007, an impressive valedictory function was held at Central Training Institute Hg/CD Jammu on 12th March 2007. Sh. Navin Agarwal IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K Jammu was the chief guest on the occasion. He congratulated the trainees on successful completion of their training. He stressed on maintaining standard of training. Later on he also distributed cash rewards to VHG Kirpal Singh and Khadim Hussain who were adjudged first and second respectively in the advanced training course.

Officers of addressing Homeguards and trainees during a valedictory function at Central Training Institute Jammu

Earlier, speaking on the occasion Divisional Commandant Homeguards Jammu Sh.S.M.Khatotra requested that training allowance be given to CTI instructors at par with other instructors of various institutions. Dy.SP Manjit Kour, Principal of Central Training Institute HG/CD Jammu presented vote of thanks. Among others, who were present on the occasion included T.Phunsog Commandant Aux. Police 2nd Bn., Sh.Ghulam Sarwar Chouhan Staff Officer to IGP, Mohd Taj Area Commander Homeguards Jammu, Mohd Majid Malik Dy.SP, P.D.Sharma Dy.SP and T.R.Rana Dy.SP besides the staff of CTI Jammu.


 




ROUTE MARCH

 

Sh.Navin Agarwal IGP Civil Defence J&K alongwith CD volunteers at Resham garh colony Jammu

On 5th March 2007, at 1000 hrs, a route march of Homeguards & Auxiliary Police personnel was held in which 155 Auxiliary Personnel, 25 voluntary Homeguards & 12 Civil Defence Volunteers took part.

The route march, which started from Auxiliary Police 2nd Bn. Hqrs Jammu passed through Bahu Fort, Qasim Nagar, Narwal by pass covering 12KM culminated at Sidhra Bridge. Shri Navin Agarwal, IPS IGP HG/CD & Aux.Police J&K received the marching contingents and appreciated disciplined conduct of the march. He said that such exercises were important for providing sense of security to the civil population.

Among others Shri T. Phunsog, Commandant Aux. Police 2nd Bn., Shri S.M.Khatotra, Divisional Commandant Homeguards Jammu, Shr Gh.Sarwar Chouhan SSP, Shri T.R.Rana Dy.SP, Shri P.D.Sharma Dy.SP, Smt.Manjit Kour Dy.SP, Shri.Mohd. Majid Malik Dy.SP, Shri Mohd Taj Area Commander Homeguards Jammu, Smt.Kanta Bhan Divisional warden Civil Defence Jammu were also present.


 

 

VALEDICTORY FUNCTION OF CIVIL DEFENCE

Shri Navin Agarwal, Inspector General of Civil Defence J&K distributed Training Certificates and pocket money among the Civil Defence volunteers on 7th March 2007, who have recently undergone five days basic training at Government Girls High School Resham Ghar Colony Jammu. On the occasion Sh.Agarwal said that the aim of organizing such functions was to make the civilians aware about the scope and benefits of Civil Defence Organisation. He added that Civil Defence has role in peacetime as well as during man made or natural calamities. “Our motto is to impart necessary Civil Defence training to maximum possible number of civilians including factory workers, students and those working in hazardous occupations/areas”, he said. Deputy Controller Civil Defence Jammu, Dy.SP Manjit Kour, organised the function, assisted by Dinesh Gupta Divisional Warden civil defence Jammu.


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE FUNCTION AT AKHNOOR

On 22nd March 2007 a valedictory function was organized at Civil Defence town Akhnoor in which Sh. Navin Agarwal IGP civil defence J&K was the chief guest. Chief guest distributed civil defence certificate and pocket money among the newly enrolled volunteers at Akhnoor.


 

 

STATE DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY MEETING HELD

Hon’ble Chief Minister Sh.Ghulam Nabi Azad chaired an emergency meeting of State Disaster Management Authority on 13th March 2007 in which he gave instructions to various departments including Police and civil defence for helping the persons marooned by unprecedented heavy snow fall and rains in the state. Consequently the civil defence units across the state were put in a state of high alert. The following measures were taken by Civil Defence wardens and volunteers in some of the affected districts:

DODA: A House of one Akhtar Hussain S/o Ab.Rehman R/o Doda collapsed and one cow killed. The family of the said person was rescued by civil defence wardens.

House belonging to Mohd Shafi R/O Pull Doda collapsed. His family was also rescued by wardens of civil defence.

KATHUA: Six persons were drowned in village Kore Pannu in police station Rajbagh jurisdiction due to floods in river Ujh. The Civil Defence team comprising of Mukhtar Ali, Badri Nath, Deevan Singh, Prem Singh, Mohd Sadiq and Veer Jee rescued drowned persons, Rakesh Kumar S/o Sh.Thoru Ram R/o Hariya Chack, Thuru Ram S/o Sh.Peeru Ram R/O Hariya Chak, Ashwani Kumar S/o Sh.Rattan Lal R/O Salal Pur, Jeet Raj S/o Sh.Badri Nath R/o Salalpur, Arjun SinghS/o Sh.Lal Singh R/o Sallapur, Rahul S/o Sh.Ramu R/o Kot Pannu alive.

SRINAGAR: Civil Defence team deputed for snow clearance between Idd Gah and SKIMS, and two Civil Defence Ambulances bearing Nos. 5902/JK02H and 8170/JK01G were put on service for carrying the stranded patients and their attendants to SKIMS, SMHS and other city hospitals.

18 Homeguard volunteers have been deployed at Ziyarat Sharief Mukhdoom Sahib where Urs was going on, and helped the devotees by rendering necessary assistance.

BUDGAM: As desired by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir a rescue team was detailed for removing trees on Budgam Airport road, which had fallen at roadside causing stoppage of traffic. Besides airport, volunteers were deployed to make the vehicular movement more convenient on the road leading to Budgam hospital.

Another meeting of the crises management group was chaired by the Chief Secretary Sh. C. Phunsog, IAS in which the various rescue measures were reviewed.


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING PROGRAMME AT JAMMU

 

Civil Defence volunteers undergoing Basic training course at Galaxy college of Education Sainik Colony Jammu

Five days civil defence Basic training programme was inaugurated by Sh.Navin Agarwal, Inspector General of Police Civil Defence J&K at Galaxy College of Education, Sainik Colony Jammu on 15th March 2007. Students and staff of the college were imparted training during the camp.
Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Navin Agarwal exhorted upon that Civil Defence training is must for all and one must be ready to face the unexpected challenges of natural calamities. He said the basic Civil Defence training includes disaster management also. He further stated that Civil Defence organization has initiated a special drive for imparting necessary training in educational institutions.
Smt. Manjit Kour, Deputy Controller, Civil Defence Jammu who organized the programme. Besides Large number of students and staff members, Prof. Uma Sharma, Principal of Galaxy College, and Mr Arun Sharma were present in the inaugural function.


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE ASSISTANCE DURING OPERATION “HUMSAFAR”

 

Civil Defence volunteers helping in the distributing of essential commodities at Airport Srinagar

On 18th March 2007 the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir invited the Civil defence, Srinagar to a high level emergency meeting conveyed to review the stock position in view of closure of National Highway. Divisional Kashmir revealed that on the instruction of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad Operation “Humsafar” would be launched and sought the assistance of civil defence during the said operation. Likewise, on 19-3-2007 (AN-36 and IL-72) aircrafts of the Indian Air Force made sorties with loads of essential commodities (milk, eggs, vegetables, etc) at Srinagar Airport. Civil defence wardens and volunteers present at the airport provided necessary help and support during this operation. The Divisional Commissioner commended the role of the Civil defence during “Operation Humsafar”.


 

 

NEWS IN BRIEF:

  • Civil defence in collaboration with Nationalist Society for Human Welfare and Blood bank and Health department, organized a free medical camp at Lawaypora on 3rd March 2007. Shri Ghulam Mustafa Bhat, Mayor Srinagar Municipal Committee was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Civil Defence Srinagar participated in the plantation drive by planting chinar trees in the premises of Eidgah at Gund Hassi Bhat Lawaypora.
  • One day awareness camp is being organized by Civil Defence Samba on 5th March 2007, in which about 600 school children of various schools participated.
    Civil Defence Srinagar in collaboration with Hussain People Foundation organized
  • blood donation camp at Sri Partap Park, Sringar on 8th March 2007, Former Chief Minister Shri Farooq Abdullah was the chief guest whereas Shri Ghulam Mustafa Bhat, Mayor Srinagar was the guest of honour. In the day long camp hundreds of people donated blood.
  • Five days Basic Training programmes organized at Sunderbani and Nowshera w.e.f 20th to 24th March 2007 in which 25 and 75 volunteers trained respectively.
  • Civil Defence Samba also organized basic training programme w.e.f 21st to 25th March 2007 in which 35 volunteers trained.
  • One day Disaster Management awareness camp was organized by Civil Defence Udhampur at Kalra B.Ed College Udhampur on 28th March 2007. Addl.Dy.Commissioner Udhampur was the chief guest on the occasion. He distributed CD certificates and pocket money among the volunteers.
  • Civil Defence Doda started a fruit plantation drive through mass rally on 29th March 2007 in which at least 300 fruit plants were planted. Dr. Pawan Kotwal,IAS Controller cum Dy. Commissioner Doda, Sh.Javaid Iqbal Azad, Chief warden and other wardens joined this drive to green Doda town.
  • Civil Defence Srinagar organized a free medical camp at Buddibagh, Magam Sringar on 30th March 2007 in which medical aid and free medicines provided to patients.

     


 

 

A view of Civil Defence awareness camp at Civil Defence town Akhnoor.
Sh.Navin Agarwal IPS, IGP HG/CD & Aux.Police J&K addressing newly enrolled volunteers at CD town Akhnoor

 

Civil Defence volunteers clearing snow from roads during recent heavy rain fall at Srinagar
Civil Defence volunteers assisting during recent flash flood at Srinagar on 21st March 2007

 

A view of civil defence free medical camp at Lawaypora Srinagar on 3rd March 2007
Disaster Management training being provided by officers & wardens of civil defence Udhampur to volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kender at Udhampur