Mock drills on disaster preparedness begin

HAWAI, May 26: A fortnight-long community awareness programme on disaster preparedness, along with presentation of mock drills, started in Anjaw district on Friday.
Being organized by the Doimukh-based 12th Bn NDRF in collaboration with the district disaster management department, such programmes will be conducted in all the circles of the district.
Attending the inaugural function here, Deputy Commissioner In-charge B Tawsik directed the NDRF team to provide training on disaster preparedness specific to the district, and advised the participants to take full advantage of the programme.
DDMO S Tayang made a PowerPoint presentation on the history of natural disasters in Anjaw.
NDRF team commander, Inspector Manish Kumar Choudhary said the main purpose of the programme is to prepare first responders in case of a disaster.
Search-and-rescue teams of the NDRF imparted training on rescue techniques, preparation of rescue equipment from locally and cheaply available materials, and pre-hospital treatment. They also presented a mock drill on rescue operation during disaster.
Besides government officials, PRI members and members of the public attended the inaugural event. The programme will conclude at Paya village in Hayuliang circle on 7 June.