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3rd phase of GP magement exercise held

3rd phase of GP magement exercise held

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent

Silchar, Feb 10: On February 8, the third phase of Gaon Panchayat Emergency Magement Exercise (GP EMEx), conducted in all 163 GPs of Cachar, one of the biggest flagship programmes of Assam State Disaster Magement Authority (ASDMA) was also held in 2202 GPs in the State of Assam. In Cachar, the programme was conducted in all the GPs of five revenue circles, Silchar Sadar, Udharbond, Lakhipur, Soi and Katigorah. The idea of conducting emergency magement exercise at the grass root level has evolved from the need of reinforcing the understanding of disaster magement at the community level and building capacity of the community and first responders.

After the completion of 1st and 2nd phases of GP EMEx, the 3rd phase has come out with more refined practices and ideas. These activities are carried out to involve all community people, children and all others residing in the GP. To ensure participation of school children two different competitions are organized. Drawing and kit preparation competitions are also held. These competitions are carried out in all schools of each individual GPs and GP wise winners declared on the day of the event. Procession carrying placards and banners on issues related to disaster magement, public meetings on the importance of the trainings, mock drills on search and rescue, first aid, street plays on flood campaign, relief camp magement, GO-NGO protocol for maging relief, GP mapping exercise and prize distribution for the drawing and kit preparing competitions are also conducted on regular basis.

All these activities are carried out by the District Disaster Magement Authority (DDMA), Cachar, along with Circle Disaster Magement Committee (CDMC) by engaging volunteers of NGOs, VLMCC members, PRI members, fire and ESS and SDRF and field level functiories like Anganwadi workers and ASHA workers from various departments. Around 60,000 participants from the district of Cachar participated in the programme. The officials of district administration and other line departments have also participated in the programme. PRI representatives including GP presidents also actively participated in the programme.

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