Kohima, October 22: In order to sensitize students about disasters and preparedness on emergency risk management, school awareness programme was organized on October 21 here.
311 students from class 10- 12 and 7 faculties of St. Mary’s Cathedral Higher Secondary School, Lerie, Kohima participated in the programme.
The lecture-cum-demonstration on disaster management school awareness programme was conducted by the rescue team of 12th Battalion National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and District Response Team, Nehru Yuva Kendra: Kohima led by Inspector Rakesh Manipal and ASI/LD R. Sitamong.
Keynote address and introduction of the team to the students and management was done by John Makhabo District Youth Coordinator (DYC) of NYK Kohima.
Rev. Fr. Jaison, Principal St. Mary’s Cathedral Hr. Sec. School expressed gratitude to the NDRF and District Response Team NYK Kohima.
The training session on strengthening national disaster response was organized to help the students understand the steps to be adopted to respond to various disaster situations.
The professional volunteers provided the students with proper training and education.
To create awareness among the students about firefighting techniques, CPR and the way of response swiftly in times of such emergency situations, a mock drill was carried out.
It was organized to check the readiness of the school in case of any emergency during disaster. An exhibition of rescue was also held in the school premises and a live demonstration was given to the student and also evaluation was done after the session. (Page News Service)