Date 19.01.2021 Time : 1500 Hrs

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is organizing its 16th Raising Day function at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 20th January, 2021. Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai will be the Chief Guest on this occasion.

On this occasion, Hon’ble chief guest will award the medals to NDRF personnel for Presidents Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service. Hon’ble minister will also release the NDRF’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on the occasion.

An academic session will also be conducted on ‘Infectious Diseases : Emergencies and Challenges Ahead’ where talks will be delivered by the Director AIIMS, Dr. Randeep Guleria and Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Senior Adviser, WHO.

It is pertinent to mention here that, NDRF, raised on 19th January, 2006, is world’s first dedicated stand-alone Disaster Response Force, a multi skilled and high-tech organization that effectively responds to all types of natural and man-made disasters, with fully equipped search and rescue and specialized CBRN Response Teams. It is strategically deployed across the nation as per the vulnerability profile of the country.

In a short span of time, NDRF has proved itself as a vibrant and efficient Force of the country which provides prompt assistance in any disaster. This humanitarian force has responded professionally in saving lives and livelihood and preparing communities for any calamity, justifying its motto ‘Apda Seva Sadav Sarvatra’. So far, the NDRF has responded to over 6,600 operations and rescued/evacuated over eight lakh precious human lives. Besides, the force has also sensitised about 78 lakhs citizens on the disaster management and response.

Issued By : PR Cell, NDRF HQ, New Delhi.