Dimapur, Dec. 5 (EMN): A three-week long training programme on disaster management concluded at UGC-FIRDC, North-Eastern University, Shillong on Dec. 5. The director of human resource development at NEHU issued a press release stating that the course started on Nov. I2 in which 58 facuity members from different disciplines from various colleges and universities of North East India participated and acquired basic theoretical instructional skills and practical training.
The valedictory function was chaired by Prof. Rakesh Mohan, Director; UGC-Human Resource Development Centre who expressed profound happiness and congratulated the course coordinator Dr. Jacinta T. Rapthap, Assistant Professor, NEHU for the successful completion of the course. He also highlighted that North East Region being the disaster prone area, this training programme is very important for keeping participants trained in case of any emergency arises at their work places. He pointed out that after attending this course whatever update in respect of disaster management have been received by them, they should passed on their colleagues, students and general public to handle any emergency. Prof. Mohan advised the participants that after attending this course; they should act as the first responders in case of any emergency arise at their workplace or locality.
The course coordinator Dr. Rapthap, presented a detail report about the training programme and informed that 36 Resource Persons were invited from various Academic Department of NEHU and Government and Non-Government organisations, who interacted with the participants on types of disasters and their reduction strategies, preventive measures in the event of landslides, earthquakes and cyclones. She further informed that demonstrations and practical exercise on first aid, search and rescue operations and mock drills were also conducted.