Disaster awareness programme held at Mairang


SHILLONG, Jun 18:  With an aim to acquaint the local stakeholders on the various aspects of Disaster Magement, a one-day awareness programme on tural calamity was held today at Mairang Presbyterian Higher Secondary School here.

The programme was organized by Social & Economic Life Development, Mairang Presbytery (MATI) in collaboration with the District Disaster Magement Authority (DDMA), Nongstoin.

Iugurating the programme, FM Lakiang, BDO, Mairang C & RD Block spoke about the vulnerability aspects of the region from tural disasters like cyclonic storms, thunderstorms, squalls and hailstorms.

She stressed on the need to construct strong resistant houses so as to mitigate the damages caused by such disasters and the need to prepare a family disaster preparedness plan.

She also urged all the stakeholders to be proactive and to play an important role in Disaster Magement activities so as to ensure a disaster resilient society. The programme was attended by Church Members of the Mairang Presbytery, village volunteers, school teachers and students, women groups and youth organizations.