Always be prepared to face natural calamities: Er Picto
19th batch of Home Guards annual raising day-cum-passing out parade
DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 6
While stating that the Nagas are yet to experience any major natural disaster or calamities in the State, Parliamentary Secretary for Civil Defense and Home Guards Er Picto Shohe has made a reminder to the general public and department concerned not to be contended but be prepared and remain alert all the time in case any such calamities struck the State anytime. “Nagaland as a state has not come across calamities where there had been destruction and loss of lives in great number. However, this should not make us contended. The preparedness programmes of the department should be achieved and updated all the time in order to face and be ready for any level of disaster, incase if any,” Er Picto said.
He was addressing the annual raising day-cum-passing out parade of the 19th batch of Home Guard volunteers held at the Central Training Civil Defense and Home Guards Toluvi, Dimapur today.
The Parliamentary Secretary also said the government of India is in consonant with the national call of duty, wherein certain measures and techniques are being initiated to improve and equip National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).
He also mentioned that about the initiative for enhancing techniques to improve, equip and further to urge both the Government of India and Government of Nagaland to meet calamities, adding that efforts are on to keep the infrastructures, enhancement of salary and creation of border wing alive during his tenure. Happy with the progress, he expressed hope that it will soon be materialized.
He also informed that inorder to govern the services of employees of all ranks under Directorate of Home Guards and Civil Defense, a proposal for inception of ‘Service Rule’ which was made is being approved by the cabinet.
Stating that the Civil Defense and Home Guards came into existence in order to safeguard the country from various kinds of dangers and insurgencies, he lauded the home guards personnel for the courageous and indispensable role they have undertaken for the welfare of the society.
“An individual alone cannot single handedly work on the mission for peace and tranquility of our society, but only likeminded persons come together to achieve the goals and objectives for a common interest,” he added.
A brief report of the 19th batch Home Guards training was presented by Commandant CTI CD & HG, Tali Jamir. Altogether 240 trainees reported for 60 days basic training which commenced on October 8. And out of 240 trainees, 238 trainees passed out after successful completion while one was discharged on disciplinary ground and the other discharged voluntarily, the commandant said.
During the training, the trainees were imparted with khali hath drill, cane drill, weapon control, fire fighting and various civil defense and disaster management techniques.