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DC distributes ERKs, Certificates & Identity Cards among 200 trained AAPDA Mitra Volunteers of Kupwara

Kupwara : The Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kupwara, Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray, who is also Chairman District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Kupwara today distributed Emergency Response Kits (ERKs), Certificates and Identity Cards among 200 trained AAPDA Mitra Volunteers of Kupwara district, here at a distribution ceremony for Emergency Response under Upscaling of AAPDA Mitra Scheme.

SSP Kupwara, Yougal Manhas; ADC Kupwara Ghulam Nabi Bhat; DIO Kupwara, Mohammad Yousuf Mir; Tehsildar Kupwara, AO DC Office, other officers of Administration and a large number of AAPDA Volunteers attended the function.

Addressing the occasion, the DC congratulated Volunteers for successfully completing a 12 days training course from SDRF and JKDMA. He said after training, Volunteers can save precious lives during disasters like earthquakes, Snow avalanches, floods, fire incidents, road accidents etc.

The DC said the actual work of Volunteers should start before the disasters as preventive measures are very important for mitigation of risks. He said Kupwara Administration did tremendous work during winter season as about 400 Snow avalanches took place at higher reaches of Kupwara district without any loss of life and property.

He said, this was done because of preventive measures taken by Administration and concerned stakeholders. He said that the Administration has already kept available Rescue Trunks in every Panchayat of the district and now with the training of Volunteers all Panchayats would get trained Volunteers.

Dr Sagar said that all Volunteers would work as first respondents and before getting into any rescue action, they should inform concerned SHO and Tehsildar to connect with institutions and administration for Rescue work.

SSP Kupwara in his address advised the trained Volunteers to further disseminate the knowledge about the training they have received from the SDRF.

ADC Kupwara also spoke at the occasion and asked Volunteers to work with utmost willingness and bravery. On the occasion, various Volunteers gave their feedback about the training.


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