Srinagar: Kashmir University organized 3- Day’s Online Training Programme on Disaster Management in Mountain Areas with Special Reference to Kashmir Himalaya” in collaboration with National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.
A three –day’s online Training Programme on “Disaster Management in Mountain Areas with Special Reference to Kashmir Himalaya” from11th – 13th Nov. 2020 concluded in the Department of Geography &Disaster Management, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.
The inaugural session was conducted on 11th of November, 2020. The welcome address was given by Prof. Shamim A. Shah, Head, Department of Geography & Disaster Management, University of Kashmir. The introductory remarks were presented by Dr. Amir Ali Khan of NIDM, New Delhi. The key note address was given by Maj. Gen. Manoj K. Bindal, Executive Director, NIDM, New Delhi. The Presidential address was delivered by Prof. Talat Ahmad, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Srinagar. Prof. Talat Ahmad, while delivering the presidential address complimented the Department for organising such kind of training programmes and stressed upon collaboration with leading institutions dealing with Disaster Management across the globe. The formal vote of thanks for the inaugural session was proposed by Dr. Pervez Ahmed Senior Faculty Dept. of Geography, university of Kashmir.
The training programme was attended by more than 300 participants from different parts of the country. During the three day’s training programme the experts from University of Kashmir, NIDMNew Delhi, IMPARD Srinagar, JTFRP, J & K, Irrigation & Flood Control, J & K and Institute of Engineers – J & K chapter, deliberated on different aspects related to Disaster Management. The different themes covered in the three day’s event include Urban Disaster Management, Disaster Management Scenario of J & K, Preparation for Extreme flood Events in J & K, Planning for Disaster Resilience and the different Disaster Management Initiatives in J & K. The experts who delivered the lectures include Prof. M.Sultan Bhat, Prof. Shakil A. Romshoo, Dr. G.M. Dar, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Hakim, Er. Iftikhar Ahmad Kakroo, Mr. A. Balaji and Er. Amir Ali Mir.
The valedictory function was held on 13th of November, 2020 which was presided over by Prof. M. Ishtiaque from Department of Geography, J.M.I. New Delhi in which he congratulated the Department for organising such events and taking lead in disseminating disaster related knowledge to different stakeholders across India. Prof. Shamim Ahmad Shah highlighted the relevance of such training programmes in order to enhance the capacity building among relevant stakeholders. Dr. Amir Ali Khan from NIDM, New Delhi also emphasised on building Disaster Resilience at various levels.The training programme was moderated by D. Javeed Ahmad Rather and Dr. Hakim Farooq Shah of the Department.