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Disaster preparedness training for students

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in collaboration with District disaster management authority assisted by local NGO Pherangadao as a part of their school outreach programme to educate children about disaster preparedness and mitigation organized a community awareness programme at Presidency Jr. College premises on Tuesday. A 15-member-team from 01 Battalion NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) Patgaon (Kamrup) imparting training on disaster management awareness preparedness and demonstration of its tools and equipments for the school students.

Topics on MFR (Medical first responder) CSSR (Collapsed structure search & rescue), school safety training, urban search & rescue, earthquake, flood, land slide and community responders,road accidenta were covered during the five day training programme. There will be an interaction session with team. The objective of such campaign is to build capacities. Students were shown how to save lives and make low cost life-saving equipment like boats made with materials available locally. A mock drill of effective handling of injured person in accidents was also staged.

Talking to Assam Times a commander of the team Yadav said"Our 01 Bn.NDRF is assigned basically tocover Darrang,Sonitpur,Baksa,Udalguri districts in any emergency situations that include man-made and natural disasters. We jump into action in half an hour and travel through the shortest route possible,when necessity arises stanby teams are called for help. We jointly work with troops of District and State Disaster Management and local fire-fighters." Students were also showcased footages and rescue operations by NDRF troops in Nepal earth quake,Uttarakhand cloud-burst,Orissa cyclone etc; The programme was also attended by Saptati Endow Assistant commisoner in charge SDO(civil) of Bhergaon . She also delivered few words on the ocassion.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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