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Exercise Jalrahat commences, stress on enhancing disaster preparedness

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Rangia, June 28: The much awaited event, Exercise Jalrahat commenced on Tueday at rangi Cantonment.

Taking the leaf from the latest tiol Disaster Magement Policy – 2016 and the call given by the Prime Minister urging the enhanced cooperation and involvement by Armed Forces in mitigating disasters, Exercise Jalrahat is a joint initiative taken by the Assam Government and the armed forces that is being led by Gajraj Corps with full support from HQ Eastern Command.

The exercise commenced with the opening address delivered by Lt Gen D Anbu, AVSM,YSM, SM, GOC GAJRAJ Corps, who stressed upon the need for integrating the key facets of the NDMP-2016 guidelines to include understanding and strengthening disaster risks, governce to mage disaster risks, investing in disaster risk reduction and enhancing disaster preparedness.

Thereafter, the Chief Secretary, VK Pipersenia commended the ASDMA and the armed forces for taking the unique initiative, first of its kind, to spread awareness amongst various stakeholders about each other’s role, tasks and capabilities.

Proceedings thereafter followed a series of presentations and brain storming sessions with syndicates co-opting different agencies responsible for disaster magement. Healthy discussion pursued with syndicates deliberating upon issues ranging from Preparation, Planning, Early Warning and Immediate Response to Relief and Rehabilitation measures.

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