Disaster management exhibition, mock drill conducted at Haddo School

Port Blair
20 Jul 2018

To enhance the capacity of school community as per the initiatives of the National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi, the Directorate of Disaster Management in coordination with the Department of Education, Health, A&N Police Fire Services and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has conducted Disaster Management Exhibition and Mock Drill on Friday at Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Haddo (Hindi Medium), Port Blair to generate adequate and appropriate awareness amongst the children and youths on the basics of disaster management. Mr Abdul Salim, Principal, GSSS, Haddo (Hindi), welcomed the chief guest and officials of other departments present on the occasion before substantiating the facts that the school children and school buildings have been badly affected by disasters, hence need of such programmes will definitely enhance the capacity of the school community to cope up disasters.
Dr. S. P. Burma, Director (Health Services), A&N Administration Chief Guest on the occasion elaborately defined the vulnerability and various risks of these emerald Islands and emphasized the need of disaster preparedness so that the losses of lives can be minimized. Mr Gyan Singh, Asst. Director (Log.), DDM also detailed the objectives of organizing DM Exhibition and Mock Drill in Port Blair (AMRUT City). Mr Dheeraj Kumar, Dy. Director Edn. (Plg.) Guest of honor on the occasion described the necessity of safety in schools and urged the school community to take maximum benefits from DM Exhibition and Mock Drill. Later on, in the afternoon the school has conducted Mock Drill on Earthquake. The Mock Drill started with the blasting of School Siren and all the students carried out "DUCK-COVER and HOLD" position for few minutes in their respective classes for earthquake safety and then safely evacuated from their classes to identified safer places. The class teachers/monitors, head counted of students and reported to Principal and Search & Rescue (SAR) operation of missing students started. The SAR teams rescued the missing/injured students using Search & Rescue techniques from the classes and MFR Teams provided medical first aid to them. The Mock drill has been conducted as per School Disaster Management Plan to test and check the readiness of School Response System during any crisis situation. The Officers of Disaster Management, National Disaster Response Force, A&N Police Fire Services and Health observes all the activities of Mock Drill and appreciated students and teachers for actively participation in the mock drill.