Disaster mgmt, voters’ awareness progs held

TAWANG, Nov 26: The Tawang district disaster management authority, in collaboration with Doimukh (Papum Pare)-based 12th Bn NDRF, conducted a series of ‘disaster management programmes on awareness and school safety’ from 16-26 November.
The programmes ended on Tuesday at the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Kangteng.
Three higher secondary schools, four secondary schools, and four upper primary schools were covered during the 10-day programme, during which roughly 2000 students were trained and made aware of the techniques and methods of search-and-rescue operations, fire safety, and delivering first aid.
The NDRF team had earlier showcased search-and-rescue equipment during the Maitree Divas celebration here, DDMO Tsangpa Tashi informed.

Voters’ awareness prog
Meanwhile, young voters, representatives of political parties, former panchayat members, members of women’s organizations, and HoDs participated in a district-level workshop on ‘Grassroots democracy and voters’ awareness’ conducted by the district election officer (PR) here on Tuesday.
During the workshop, DPDO Lobsang Tsering and CO (Election) Sangey Norbu made PowerPoint presentations on the evolution of the panchayati raj, the importance of the institution of gaon burahs, the model code of conduct, etc, besides the recent amendments with regard to the panchayati raj in Arunachal.
Prior to this workshop, the district administration and the PHE&WS department jointly organised a ‘sensitization and consultative workshop on the Arunachal Pradesh drinking water catchment area protection bill’, during which the public and representatives of villages were informed about the proposed bill and its importance.
Feedback and suggestions from the leaders, officers and the public were also taken. Among others, PHE&WS EE G Mize and the DPDO addressed the workshop. (DIPRO)