Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) ended its training for disaster management program, and trying to become perfect in this aspect. In order to increase preparedness, from July 14 onwards, the MCG was continuously engaging itself for two days of training on every weekend. Today, this training program ended with lots of hope - with the Salwan Public School in sector 15 Gurgaon being part of the last leg of the program.
Prof Sahani, while addressing people, said that the disaster management training program still has to reach in 11 states and 54 districts of the country. During these training sessions about 16,200 people will get training and trained for disaster management. This training program has already been held in Bihar while in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Orissa, Tripura, Maharashtra, Kerala, and West Bengal, training is still going on, and in Assam and Andhra Pradesh, this training will take place in November and December.
Prof Sahani said that IGNOU is the first University in the country that gives this kind of Disaster Management Training, and since 1995, it has been providing diplomas in Disaster Management Programs.
He said that with the help of the collective effort of IGNOU and National Disaster Management Authority under United Nation Development Program, they were able to bring Urban local bodies, government officials and representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions together to become involved in disaster management joyfully, and in the process learned so much.
Senior Research Officer of the National Disaster Management Authority Naval Prakash and the Project officer of UNDP Abha Mishra gave this training, and were thanked by the Principal of Salwan Public School Dr Indu Khetrapal.
In this training program of Disaster management MCG's PRO Sanjay Chug, wardens of civil defence, officials of labour department, members of panchayat and as well as local women also took part.