National Workshop on “Strengthening National Response Capabilities”
INVC NEWS New Delhi, The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is organizing a National Workshop on “Strengthening National Response Capabilities” here tomorrow. It will provide a platform and to prepare a roadmap to strengthen national disaster response capabilities. Eminent dignitaries from various fields will participate in the workshop and share their view on effective disaster response in India: strengths, weaknesses and the role of NDRF, localizing preparedness at the community level to strengthen National capabilities and preparedness towards Trauma care and CBRN emergencies. Dr. P.K. Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary, PMO will deliver a key note address in the inaugural session. Shri Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (Home) will grace the occasion as chief guest in the closing ceremony. The Disaster Management has emerged as one of the most critical areas of concern in recent years. A number of initiatives are being taken in mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), preparedness, management and response at regional, National and International level by stakeholders to minimize the affect of disaster to a great extent. NDRF since its inception is committed to make a disaster resilient Nation by providing specialised response to people in distress during disaster not only within the country but also beyond the National boundaries. Since 2006, the Force has saved more than 4.73 lakh precious lives during various calamities and crisis. Besides, the NDRF has continuously been engaged in community capacity building of masses through its workshop, seminar, awareness programmes and training.