SDRF personnel demonstrating during the programme.
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017 was celebrated on Friday at SDRF 2nd Bn Headquarters, here. Mock Drill Exercises-cum-Demonstrations of rescue operations during man-made and natural disasters like road accident, first medical responder, collapse structure search and rescue, controlling of small fire incidents and flood water rescue were conducted on the occasion by SDRF volunteers.
A number of representatives from various departments Civil Defence wardens, teachers and students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School (GGHSS) Shastri Nagar, GGHSS Mubarak Mandi, Ranbir Higher Secondary School Jammu, Oriental Academy Mohalla Afgan, Model Academy BC Road, and Jodhamal Public School witnessed the demonstrations. Students of few schools also participated in the mock drill.
The Commandant SDRF Rashmi Wazir, welcomed the participants and the Chief Guest Danish Rana, IGP Hgds/CD & SDRF J&K.
In her welcome address, the Commandant emphasised the need to celebrate International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The Chief Guest, while appreciating the role of SDRF 2nd Bn. Jammu for conducting such Mock Drill Exercises cum Demonstrations, also highlighted the concern of government to strengthen the institution of Disaster Management in the State. He stated that the Directorate of Hgds/CD & SDRF J&K has prepared comprehensive plans for training of SDRF personnel and purchase of high value rescue equipment.
The Chief Guest also requested all stake holders to prepare themselves in an efficient manner and strengthen capacity building for tackling allover India adverse and hostile situations.
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