Awareness prog on self defence, disaster management held

TMB Report

Imphal: As part of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, an awareness programme on Self-defense, Disaster Management and Career Counseling was organised at District Police HQ, Tuibong on Tuesday from 11 am onwards. The programme was jointly organised by District Police, District Administration and BSF-STC Churachandpur. The programme was conducted by Insp. Sandy Tonsing, Reader to SP CCPUR , while Amrita Sinha, IPS, SP of the district delivered the welcome speech.

The personnel from STC-BSF and District Police presented a wonderful demonstration on self-dgfense techniques and unarmed combats especially for Girls.

Talks and demonstrations on Disaster Management were presented by  Niangngaihmang of District Disaster Management Team with special focus on Earthquake, Drowning and Fire. She pointed out the need to have an alarm system in all the schools and institutions as well as to have disaster tool kits as an emergency measure to meet any eventuality. She basically stressed on prevention, preparation and response aspects.

The experts explained that earthquakes can happen anytime and anywhere and it is how we prepare ourselves and respond to it which is important. For earthquakes, the best way to respond is to Drop, Cover and Hold-on. One should not run while the earthquake is still shaking to prevent serious injury but to cover oneself under the table or with books. The idea is to prevent injury to the head.

For fire accidents, one should follow the mantra – Stop, Drop and Run/Roll as the case may be. Above all it is important to have fire-alarm system and fire extinguishers in ready always. Drowning can be prevented by not swimming under the influence of alcohol or drugs. One should not venture into unchartered waters. She also said that there is an urgent need to have well trained professional divers to rescue victims whenever it occurs.

Hasby Haokip, MPS, Addl. SP (IUCAW), Ccpur delivered a talk on career counseling and exhorted the students to be well disciplined and not to be lazy but to rather have a fixed time-table while studying. She pointed out the various courses available including medical, engineering, teaching, civil services etc. She also advised the students to brighten their horizon and think beyond the conventional subjects. Her talk was well received by the students.

DK Tripathi, IG STC, BSF, along with Suresh, 2i/c STC, BSF, and Douminlian Asst.CO from STC, BSF, Rahul, SDO CCPUR, Sarath SDO Tuibong attended the Programme. It was also attended by Nehru Yuva Kendra Volunteers led by H.Doungel, District Coordinator besides all the Senior Police Officers of the District. The vote of thanks was delivered by Shivanand Surve, Addl. SP(LO). Altogether 40 students from Seilal Upper Primary School attended today’s programme too.

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