Thoubal: A one day training programme on disaster management was held at Thoubal Pakhang- Khong community hall on Saturday.
The programme was organised by Ward Development Committee, Ward number 9 of Thoubal Municipal council under the sponsorship of Department of Relief and Disaster Management, Government of Manipur.
Director SRDM, Government of Manipur L. Rita and Councillor Ward Number 9, Thoubal Municipal Council W. Ibochuba attended the event as Chief Guest and President respectively.
Speaking at the event, Councillor Ibochouba acknowledged and lauded the State relief and Disaster Management Team for organising the training programme.
He further pointed out that Manipur is situated in Seismic Zone 5 and therefore, it is prone to earthquakes.
In view of the state’s vulnerability to earthquakes that might cause massive destruction to lives and properties, the programme is being conducted to train people to not just save themselves during disaster but also to help others facing distressful situation, he informed.
Consultant, SDRM, Government of Manipur W. Kulachandra underlined the need of such training programme giving importance to women as they were the almost first to come light when calamities being happened.
Resource persons from SDRDM talked on natural calamities like earthquake, major fire etc. and demonstrated how people could get safety from such calamities.
People of the locality including men, women, elders and students attended the training programme.