Saturday, September 20, 2014


District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), East in coordination with Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority, Land Revenue and Disaster Management Department observed Disaster Risk Reduction Day on 18 September at the auditorium of TNSSS, Gangtok. On this day in 2011, a devastating earthquake had hit the state of Sikkim and the day had since been declared Disaster Risk Reduction Day.
The programme was organized with the objective to disseminate key message of disaster awareness to the public through Skits, Speeches, live demonstrations and appeals. Gangtok Mayor, Lassey Doma Bhutia, chief guest of the occasion, urged students to disseminate and multiply the educative information to every nook and corner of the state.
Addressing the gathering District Collector East, Chewang Gyatso Bhutia said, "We cannot prevent natural disasters or calamities but at least we can contribute towards mitigating its impact through active and quick response systems which can be attained by conducting such programmes frequently".

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