Workshop Held On SDRF & Disaster Management

SRINAGAR — Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today inaugurated 3 Day Workshop on SDRF & Disaster Management at Institution of Engineers, J&K State Centre, here today.

Senior Consultant in NDMA, Maj Gen (Retd) V K Datta, Chairman, Institution of Engineers Mohammad Ashraf, Director Disaster Management J&K Aamir Ali, Key Resource Persons including Dr Rajinder Desai and Dr Rupal Desai from Ahmedabad, senior officers of SDMA, SDRF, JK Police, Army, Air Force, Para Military Forces including CRPF, BSF and other concerned officers were present on the occasion.

The Workshop is being organized by J&K State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) in collaboration with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), The Institution of Engineers (India), Jhelum & Tawi Flood Recovery Project and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).

Speaking on the inaugural session, the Advisor thanked Maj Gen. (Retd) V K Datta for coming to the state and organizing this workshop for the benefit of all stakeholders. He said that his expertise in the field of disaster management surely be benefitting the participants.

K Vijay Kumar hoped that the various activities and training to be imparted during the workshop by Maj Gen. Datta and other resource persons would be proved handy for everyone concerned with disaster management.

“Purpose of this workshop is to equip you all, with the knowledge about disasters so that one can learn in effectively manage the after effects of disasters”, the Advisor said.

He said that this move will also help in developing effective mechanism for reducing the scope for ad-hoc measures in response, as it incorporates all the tasks that may be performed during disaster management, irrespective of their level of complexity and envisages a composite team with various sections to attend to all the possible response requirements.

He appreciated the efforts of Director, Disaster Management J&K Aamir Ali for coordinating with various departments and making this event happen.

Director, Disaster Management J&K Aamir Ali who is the coordinator of the workshop informed the gathering that more than 250 officers/officials from different departments and professions are participating in the workshop.

He said that the objective of the workshop is to share the best practices in Disaster Preparedness through various case studies along with detailed discussions on them. The concept of training local people to be the ‘first responders’ was also discussed and it was stressed upon all the participants that focused attention needs to be given to aware the locals to react during the emergency as first responder.

He informed the gathering that a local resident of Srinagar, Er Abdul Hamid Wani donated an inflatable raft costing more than Rs 1.5 lakh to the SDRF so it can be utilized for disaster management purpose. 


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