Govt for research on disaster management
Srinagar, Feb 28: Divisional Commissioner, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon Tuesday said Kashmir University was a highest seat of learning adding that “it should conduct research on disaster planning and policy to provide professional support for review of disaster management plans already prepared by the districts.”
He was chairing the valedictory programme on disaster preparedness for National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers at the varsity. The event was held in collaboration with Divisional Disaster Management Authority of Kashmir and Civil Defence.
The Divisional Commissioner said: “In Jammu and Kashmir, where emergencies are a matter of routine both on account of natural calamities or manmade, the value of timely and adequate response to emergency situations is of paramount importance.”
The KU VC Professor Talat Ahmed appreciated the NSS for taking initiative to train the youth in disaster preparedness. He said it was the need of the hour to ensure strict regulations for the construction of buildings, so that they may be made disaster resistant. DIG, Civil Defence Mubarak Ahmed Ganai, Registrar, KU Prof S Fayyaz, Programme Co-ordinator NSS Dr Farooq Ahmed Khan, NSS Programme Officer Tariq Abdullah, Mauzam Bakshi, Aamir Ali, Dy Chief Wardens, Imtiaz Ahmed and Shabir Ahmed Khan ASI (M) were present on the occasion.
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