Sunday, November 28, 2010

Awareness on Managing Disasters Vital

Udupi, Nov 28: Strategies should be evolved to efficiently face any natural or man-made disasters, said district minister-in-charge Dr V S Acharya here on Saturday, Nov 27.

He was speaking at the 'Disaster Reduction Day' observance and rally held in the TMA Pai English-medium School here. The event was jointly organized by the district home guards, civil defence, fire and emergency services units, Bharat Scouts and Guides and the Academy of General Education.

Expressing concern over the rise of terrorism and related incidence of disaster, he cited the example of Israel, which has been managing disasters efficiently and providing training to other countries.

District commandant of home guards Dr Ganapati Bhat welcomed the gathering. School headmaster A V Manjunath proposed the vote of thanks.

The programme was also marked by a demonstration by fire officer Shivappa Gowda and his team on how to rescue persons in distress and how manage fire mishaps efficiently. A rally of school-children to create and awareness on the subject was held by way of a procession from Kadiyali to Kunjibettu. (Mangalorean/ Janardan Kodavoor)

Disaster preparedness is better than disaster relief

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