Saturday, September 20, 2014

Disaster Management gets a logo

NAMCHI: The Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority logo was unveiled by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at a meeting held in Namchi on the occasion of Disaster Risk Reduction Day which marks the third anniversary of the 18 September 2011 Earthquake. Also released was a Disaster Safety Handbook under Sikkim School Safety Programme prepared by the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority in collaboration with Human Resource Development Department. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister highlighted the State Government objective behind observing the Disaster Risk Reduction Day was to generate wider awareness and disseminating information about disaster management and mitigation predominantly at the school level. “Everybody has the right to live a safe life. But it is also our responsibility to ensure the safety of others by being thoughtful by following the do’s and don’ts while constructing houses and keeping our surroundings clean and green,” he said in his message on the Day.

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