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Two-day training on ‘search and rescue’ gets under way

Hailakandi, Feb 7: A two-day training on search and rescue operations got under way in Hailakandi town, stated a press release.

Iugurating the training programme organized by District Disaster Magement Authority, Hailakandi, in collaboration with ASDMA and NDRF, Deputy Commissioner Moloy Bora said the NDRF was a specialized force capable of responding to any type of disaster. Bora said the NDRF personnel had carried out relief and rescue operations in a number of disasters including floods, train mishaps, earthquakes and landslides in different parts of the country.

“NDRF has established itself as a multi-skilled, dedicated force engaged in various search and rescue operations, some in extremely challenging situations across the country,” Bora said, adding that swift and coordited rescue efforts make a difference in coping with the aftermath of any disaster, tural or otherwise, in terms of saving lives and minimizing property loss.

Bora said the NDRF had acquired broad experiences of operatiol challenges and working closely with the masses had made it a sharp and efficient response unit. “Over the years, NDRF has proved itself as a vibrant force in the country which provides prompt assistance in search and rescue operations, mass evacuation and immediate relief to victims during tural or man-made disasters,” he added.

He hoped the training programme would further hone the disaster magement capabilities, upgrading information and data, skill, training and preparedness for the personnel for meeting any exigency.

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