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NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE (NDRF) IS ORGANISING ONE DAY NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON “STRENGTHENING NATIONAL RESPONSE CAPABILITIES” IN DELHI

Date : 4th March, 2016

Time 1930 hrs

The Disaster Management has emerged as one of the most critical areas of concern in recent years. A number of initiatives are being taken in mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), preparedness, management and response at regional, National and International levelby stakeholders to minimize the affect of disaster to a great extent.

NDRF since its inception is committed to make a disaster resilient Nation by providing specialised response to people in distress during disaster not only within the country but also beyond the National boundaries. Since 2006, Force has saved more than 4.73 lakh precious lives during various calamities and crisis. Besides, Force has continuously been engaged incommunity capacity building of masses through its workshop, seminar, awareness programmes and training.

On the eve of its 11th Raising Day, a National Workshop on “Strengthening National Response Capabilities” is being organized by NDRF on 7th March, 2016, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi to provide a platform and to prepare a roadmap to strengthen National response capabilities. Imminent dignitaries from various fields will participate in the workshop and share their view on effective disaster response in India: strengths, weaknesses and the role of NDRF, localizing preparedness at the community level to strengthen National capabilities and preparedness towards Trauma care and CBRN emergencies.

Dr. P.K. Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary, PMO will deliver a key note address in the inaugural session. Sh. Kiren Rijiju, Hon’ble Minister of State (Home) will grace the occasion as chief guest in the closing ceremony.

Issued by :- PR Cell, HQ, NDRF, New Delhi

Press Note 23 Nov