Kargil: A two-day training program on disaster response, relief and rescue organized by District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Kargil through Aapda Mitra Volunteers in collaboration with UTDRF, Fire and Emergency and Health Department and Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department (RD&PRD) in all Gram Panchayats of Kargil and Shargole Block kick-started Wednesday.
In the first phase, the training programs were held at Panchayat Ghar, Goma Minji under Panchayat Halqa Gongma Minji and Minji and block Kargil , Shargole under panchayat Halqa Shargole and block Shargole, Karamba which is also under panchayat Halqa Shargole and block Shargole and Badgam under panchayat Halqa Badgam and block Kargil.
District Panchayat Officer (DPO) Kargil, Padma Angmo and official of DDMA attended the training program at Goma Minji.
The programs at different venues were attended by Tehsildars, BDOs, Apata Volunteers, BDCs, PRI members, Lumberdars, volunteers of religious organizations, NGOs, school students and locals including women.
On the occasion, the DPO said that the program is aimed to train the people in order to be ready to meet any disaster and emergency situation.
She also stressed to have at least one trained family member, who can meet the different challenges at the time of any emergency.
During the training program, the volunteers from Apada, UTDRF persons and other resource persons presented demonstrations related to disasters to the audiences to overcome any disaster-related situation.
Moreover, demonstrations related to first aid treatment to injured ones during any untoward incident were also given to the participants. During the program, emergency scenes were created and participants were practically shown the way to deal with it.
During the training program, search and rescue kit (Panchayat kit) were also displayed at all the program venues. The PRI members gave details about these kits and practically showed the use of the kits during emergencies.
The village heads were satisfied over the possession of kits at the disposal of the public during emergency times.
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