Port Blair, Nov 30: The Directorate of Disaster Management in coordination with the Department of Education, Health, A&N Police Fire Services and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has conducted Disaster Management Exhibition and Mock Drills on 30.11.2018at Govt. Ravindera Bangla Vidhyalaya(RBV), Port Blair and Govt. Secondary School, Junglighatto generate adequate and appropriate awareness amongst the children and youths on the basics of disaster management and to enhance the capacity of school community to tackle disaster situations.
The Mock Drills started at GSS, Junglighat & RBV with the issuing of warning alarm and all the students carried out “DUCK-COVER and HOLD” position for few minutes in their respective classes for earthquake safety and then safely evacuated and assembled at identified safer places. The SAR teams rescued the missing/injured students using Search & Rescue techniques from the classes and provided medical first aid by MFR Teams. The Mock drills has conducted as per School Disaster Management Plan to test and check the efficacy and readiness of School Response System during any catastrophe and observed all the activities of Mock Drill in overall supervision of Shri Deen Mohammed, Safety Officer, Shri Janik Ram, Asst. Director (Admn.), DDM and officers of NDRF at GSS, Junglighat and Shri Gyan Singh, Asst. Director (Log.) and officials of DDM, NDRF, DHS and A&N Police Fire Services at RBV, Port Blair.
The Disaster Management Exhibition was inaugurated by Shri Ashim Kumar Biswas, Principal, RBV, Port Blair wherein displayed exhibits i.e. IEC materials, SAR Equipment, Fire Extinguishers, MFR Kits were briefed to the students of RBV, Port Blair by DM Officials, NDRF Team, Police Fire personnel and Medical officials.