Seminar on disaster preparedness

BARAMULLA: A seminar on disaster preparedness with the theme “Disaster Management then and now” was today held at Government Degree College Baramulla with Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash as the chief guest.
The seminar was organized by the district administration in collaboration with the college authorities which marked the participation of large number of students, volunteers, and functionaries of Disaster Management Authority and other prominent sections of the society. On the occasion, a special documentary was screened to highlight the vagaries of the earthquake of 2005 especially in the Uri area of Baramulla district.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC lauded the participants and termed holding of the seminar a way forward to mitigate disaster losses as it proves very beneficial in awareness dissemination. He described holding of the seminar on natural disasters as a milestone and said it a sign of mental as well as physical alertness to tackle it more efficiently in future times. He also reiterated his commitment in strengthening disaster management plan and said that various initiatives are afoot in this regard.