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Disaster impact can be minimised — NSDMA official

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Feb 10, 2022 9:38 pm
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Demonstration on search and rescue by NDRF at Baptist College in Kohima. (EM Images)

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Kohima, Feb. 9 (EMN):
Stressing out the need to be prepared for disasters, State Training and Capacity Building Officer, Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) Khrolou Koza Lohe on Thursday said that disasters cannot be stopped but the impact can be minimised.

She stated this during a briefing and a PPT presentation on mock drill exercise organised by Baptist College Kohima, supported by Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) in collaboration with  State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) at the college campus in Kohima on Thursday.

The official asserted that ‘everyone is prone to accidents like a web’ and in this regard, stressed that everybody needs to work together as one.

Pointing out that various educational institutions also need to get certification from the disaster management authority, she urged the authorities to ‘look beyond,’ citing the example of Japan in responding to disasters, where safety exercises have become a daily affair for children and students.

She laid emphasis on the preparedness of the institution with mapping, identification, and delegation of team for quick response in terms of any eventuality to be safe.

Further, the official also shared on the stages of preparation and various roles the stakeholders have to play for the safety of all.

Demonstrations on search and rescue and search operation was presented by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF); first aid demonstration was presented by State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) followed by a mock drill and debriefing.

Earlier, welcome address was delivered by the principal of Baptist College, Dr. Kekuchol Pusa wherein he highlighted an overview of the college infrastructure and stressed on the need for preparedness.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Feb 10, 2022 9:38:00 pm