KU hosts Disaster Preparedness Training Program
Srinagar, Feb 27: Member, National Disaster Management Authority, (NDMA) Dr Muzaffar Ahmed inaugurated a 2-day Disaster Preparedness Training Programme being held at Kashmir University for student volunteers.
An official handout said the training programme was organised by Divisional Disaster Management Authority in collaboration with Civil Defence and NSS.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Muzaffar said that there was a “paradigm shift from management to mitigation and youth have an important role in the event of any disaster.”
“He urged for creating social mobilisation of youth. He implored youth to come forward to learn skills to save lives of people. He appreciated Divisional Disaster Management Authority for the pro-active role in imparting trainings to members of the community especially youth,” it added. Registrar KU, Prof S Fayaz hoped that the training would benefit the youth and “open up new avenues for collaboration with NDMA and Divisional DMA.”
He said that over one lakh youth are affiliated with the university through NSS and hoped that more such programmes will be conducted in future.
Tariq Abdullah presented vote of thanks while Prof Ruhila made a PowerPoint presentation about vulnerability of the state to disasters and role of youth. “Jatinder Singh from M/s Ceasefire donated two ABC type fire extinguishers for mock drill. Haroon Hamid Senior Sales Manager HPCL educated the youth about safe use of LPG and measures to be taken in case of gas leakage,” the handout added.
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