Disaster preparedness programme begins in Kargil

Disaster preparedness programme begins in Kargil

A two-day community-based disaster preparedness and awareness programme commenced here at  Khree Sultan Choo Sports Stadium today.

The programme was held on the directions of Deputy CommissionerKargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary, who is also the Chairman of the DistrictDisaster Management Authority (DDMA) Kargil.

During the programme National Disaster Response Force(NDRF), State Disaster Response Force(SDRF) and District Red Cross Committee membersimparted training to volunteers and other participants on different aspects ofBasic First Aid, bandaging, emergency lifting methods, equipment displaybesides other ways to deal with different kinds of disasters.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil Sonam Chosjor, besidesother concerned officers were present on the occasion.

SDRF staff, Red Cross Volunteers besides 80 participantsparticipated in the programme.

Meanwhile, the NDRF Incharge Inspector Dukhia Hemappreciated DDMA Kargil for having organized such a programme  in the district and urged the need tocontinue such awareness programs in future as well so as to enlighten peopleabout ways and means to deal with different types of disasters.

Meanwhile, an NDRF team is on a 15-day visit to the districtfor the conduct of Area Familiarization Exercise (FAMEX) to assess the area interms of different disasters.

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