‘A Disaster Management’ seminar was conducted on 28th April’16 at Nehru World School, Ghaziabad. The Seminar was initiated by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) with the knowledge partner Global Academy of Public Safety & Habitat Management (GAPSHAM) New Delhi. Mr. P.K. Shrivastava (Commandant, NDRF), Mr. Ravinder Singh (Asst. Commandant, NDRF), Mr. Saurabh Gautam (CEO, GAPSHAM), Mr. Anurag Bajpayee and Ms. Heena Khana (Head Project Development) were the esteemed guest of the event.70 School Principals, Directors and Heads from about 45 Schools of Delhi and NCR attended the seminar. Seminar focused on Why, What & How of emergency (disaster) management and risk reduction in schools.
Some salient features of the seminar were:
Raising disaster awareness
Hazard, vulnerability and risk analysis
Structural and non-structural safety
Facilities and Resource Mapping
Constitution and training of School Disaster
Management Committee and Task Forces
School maps, evacuation plans and calendar of preparedness activities
Psycho-social support for children in disaster
Consideration of disability and gender-based needs
Periodical review and audit of School Disaster Management Plan
We at NWS value such sensitive initiatives and are looking forward to impart more protective ambience to our pupils.