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KARGIL: The Institute of Energy Research and Training (IERT), University of Jammu (UoJ) in collaboration with the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), University College London (UCL) organized a workshop on ‘Disasters and Hazards Risks and Risk Reduction (Safety and Preparation)’ here on Thursday.
The programme was inaugurated by Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan, Chairman/Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC Kargil.
Around 150 boys and girls from different schools of Kargil District accompanied by 30 teachers participated in the workshop.
A teaching kit containing a booklet, notepad, t-shirt and additional stationery items was also given to the students. The lectures were delivered to the students on theme ‘Natural Disasters, Climate Change, Earthquakes and Resilience by the felicitators and by the visiting professors from University College London as well as University of Jammu.
During the workshop the students were given different assignments on Natural Disaster Risk Management.
A poster making competition was also held on Natural Disaster Risk Management.
Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan anticipated that such workshops create awareness among the young minds to tackle the natural disasters.
Prof. G.M Bhat highlighted the objectives of the children’s workshop.
Peter Sammonds, University College London (IRDR-UCL), Prof. Bindra Ban Thusu, University College London (UCL), advised the student to take part in such workshop in future too, so that they can aware and teach their parents, friends and neighbours too about natural disasters/risk management.
Nazir Hussain, Deputy Secretary, J&K Cultural Academy, Kargil conducted the proceedings of the workshop while Prof Renu Nanda University of Jammu, University of Jammu presented vote of thanks.
Prof Sundeep Pandita University of Jammu, Nazir Hussain, Deputy Secretary, Kargil and Mohammad Ali Butto, Deputy Chief Education Officer, Kargil, Dr. Patty Kostkova, Dr. Jassica Field, Dr. Katarini Stavrianaki from University College London and Dr. Kavita Suri, University of Jammu were also present.
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