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Disaster Preparedness

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In order to educate the youth about the Disaster Preparation recently Principal Secretary Education chairs 2 day workshop on “Disaster Preparedness of Jammu and Kashmir”

The workshop was attended by NSS volunteers of Colleges, Higher Secondary Schools and NSS Nodal Officers working in different colleges of Srinagar district.

The inaugural session saw a galaxy of experts and consultants from the Department of DMRRR, trainers from SDRF 1st Battalion, Principals of Degree Colleges of Srinagar district and Head of Institutions of Higher Secondary Schools.

The Principal Secretary, in his presidential address, spoke about sensitive geographical locations of Jammu and Kashmir. He highlighted that we need to learn lessons from the destruction caused by the Kashmir Flood of September 2014 and should take effective preparedness measures in advance.

He concluded his address by mentioning Benjamin Franklin quote “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail”.

Secretary, Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Nazim Zai Khan, while speaking on the occasion, said that the department with the help of its SRDF Battalion 1st and 2nd is striving hard to mitigate the impact of disasters on people of Jammu and Kashmir. He also emphasized the need to integrate Disaster Management in school curriculum.

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