Disaster Management organizes exhibition & mock drills

Port Blair, Jan 20: As per the initiative of the National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi, Mock Drills and Disaster Management Exhibition was organized on 18.01.2019 at Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Garacharma and Govt. Primary School, Garacharma under AMRUT City (Port Blair) to generate adequate and appropriate awareness amongst the children and youths on the basics of disaster management.
The Mock drills started with issuing of warning alarm and all the students carried out “Duck-Cover and Hold” positions 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 efficacy and readiness of School Response System during any catastrophe was checked and observed by the officers from Disaster Management, A&N Police Fire Services and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in the respective schools.
Mr. Gyan Singh, Asst. Director (Logistics), Mr. Janik Ram, Asst. Director (Admn.), Mr. Deen Mohammed, Safety Officer, Dr. Vazeem Iqbal, Consultant, DDM, and Mr. Ravi Ranjan and Mr. Shisram Ola, SIs, NDRF appreciated the efforts of the Principal, Headmaster, teachers, students and other staffs of GSSS, Garacharma and GPS Garacharma for their actively participation and followed the steps of mock drill. They also elaborated the importance of mock drill practices to improve disaster preparedness and capacity building of school community. Lesson learnt, gaps and the solutions of the Mock Drills were also discussed during the debriefing session in the respective schools.
Disaster Management Exhibition was also organized at GSSS, Garacharma, which was inaugurated by Smt. Anand Kumari, Principal, GSSS, Garacharma wherein exhibits i.e. IEC materials, SAR equipment, fire extinguishers, MFR Kits were displayed. The uses of the exhibits were also briefed to the students by DM Officials, NDRF Team and Police Fire personnel.

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