Int’l Day for Disaster Reduction observed

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KARGIL: The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was organised here on Saturday in Baroo by the District Disaster Management Authority.
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is annually observed on October 13 to raise the profile of disaster risk reduction. It also encourages people and governments to participate in building more resilient communities and nations.
Deputy Commissioner Kargil, Vikas Kundal was the chief guest on the occasion. Chief Planning Officer, Kargil, District Superintendent of Police, Kargil, senior officers of district administration and the students also attended the event.
Kundal highlighted the importance of International Day for Disaster Reduction. He said that organizing of such programmes in the district will help stakeholders to understand and prepare themselves for any natural disaster.