Sunday, November 22, 2009

Surviving disaster is not easy, but one should be prepared, says Khanna

Surviving disaster is not easy, but one should be prepared, says Khanna
Fire management, earthquake survival discussed at workshop

Kharar, November 20
Issues of fire management and earthquake survival remained highlight of the second day of workshop on disaster management preparedness being held at Rayat and Bahra College of Law, Sahauran.
In his presidential Avinash Rai Khanna, Member, Punjab Human Rights Commission, Chandigarh said that surviving a disaster was never easy but one needs to be prepared for it. “Disaster comes without any warning and the real courage is to survive it. This workshop not only discusses survival methods but also raises demand to hold more community based disaster management programmes. We should take these to masses and teach the survival methods,” he said.
Sham Lal additional district fire officer lectured on fire management and gave a demo on fire safety. He revealed that the firemen undergo fire safety courses that enable them to handle the situation as well as people caught in the fire.
“With growing industrialization and urbanization, fire safety has gained lot of relevance. One has to not only ensure fire safe working environment but also emphasize on ways to deal with such casualties,” he said. He added that prime emphasize on fire safety is to guard against loss of human and material resources.
Mr. Vijay Sharma State institute of Science and Education, Chandigarh delivered lecture on earthquake and gave a demo of earthquake survival demo kits. He said that the earthquake survival kits comprise of flashlights, first-aid kit, blankets, clothing, shoes, dry fruits or canned fruits, money et al.
Umendra Dutt, Chairman, Kheti Virasat Mission, Jaito delivered lecture on environment protection. He thanked the resource persons for sharing valuable knowledge with the participants.
On November 21, green crusader Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal would plant saplings in the college premises and lecture participants.

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