5 Dec : A disaster management training for Bhandari Sub-division was held on 4th December 2008 at Bhandari ADC office compound with EAC, Bhakty Thsuvusie Phoji as the chairman of the training session. All Village Council chairmen and GBs from 16 villages under Bhandari area attended the training programme.
ADC Bhandari, Ahola Those, who initiated the training programme deliverd the keynote address said that the purpose behind conducting disaster management training is to impart basic practical knowledge which could minimize disastrous effects of disaster to human lives and livelihood even during occurrence of natural and manmade disasters. She acquainted the participants as to why the government is laying plenty of emphasis on disaster management training even to village level and said that the whole world has bitter experience during disaster, citing the example of the tsunami that occurred in Asia, where lakhs of human lives were lost and countless injured.
Ahola said that every citizen is compelled to learn basic practical knowledge to manage by assisting each other when and if such disasters occur. She explained about the purpose of the formation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She also directed the village authorities to form village level disaster management committees and submit information about the same to her office. She also urged the trainees to impart disaster management training in all respective villages and requested them to disseminate the practical knowledge and ideas to villagers, which would be treated as mandatory for all.
Simon, Junior Engineer (PWD), Bhakty Division as the resource person spoke in detail about mitigation of landslides and basic engineering structures, while topic on first aid administration was demonstrated and delivered by Dr. Lawrence, Medical Officer, CHC, Bhandari. Demonstration on search and rescue operation was given by N. Chakhesang, SDPO, Bhandari and his jawans. All heads of offices, public leaders and representatives of NGOs in Bhandari town attended the training session.