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Students trained on quake preparedness

HP NEWS SERVICE
Nongstoiñ, Nov 7: Students and their teachers in Pariong Presbytery High School in Nongstoiñ were given detailed training on earthquake preparedness today.
This training was imparted during a one day awareness programme which was organised at the school campus by the District Disaster Management Authority, (DDMA), Nongstoiñ in collaboration with Civil Defence, Nongstoiñ.
During this programme, the participants were trained on school safety plan, search and rescue, first aid. The programme also saw a school mock drill for the teachers and students.
The main objective of the training programme is to acquaint the teachers and students on the various aspects of school safety and earthquake preparedness.
The Programme was inaugurated by Jonathan Mawthoh, District Disaster Manaagement Officer, Nongstoin, who emphasised on the importance of such a training programmes on disaster management.
He called upon all stakeholders especially the youth to join hands in an effort to collectively participate in the event of a disaster.
Mawthoh also urged all the trainees to disseminate whatever they have learnt to their near and dear ones and to the community at large so that everyone knows what to do when faced with an emergency.
Speaking on the day, the school’s principal B W Bannett thanked the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Nongstoin and Civil Defence team for organising the training programme to bring about a culture of preparedness in schools in the event of any natural calamity.