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Training officers on incident command system
Correspondent KOHIMA:
Published on 22 Aug. 2009 12:12 AM IST
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Chief Secretary Lalthara said Nagas were not concerned of global warming though they were experiencing the reality. Addressing the valedictory function of Incident Command System (ICS) on Friday as chief guest, Lalthara urged the need to spread awareness on preparedness of any natural calamities. While mentioning that Nagas had a well organized community system that responded quickly even in times of disaster, Lalthara said trainings on disaster management was a way of self improvement. Lalthara said humans had violated the natural laws and that disaster was bound to occur and humans cannot prevent it, but can prepare to reduce disaster loss. Altogether, 25 government officers from various departments undertook the five day basic and intermediate training programme on Incident Command System, a disaster management tool in Nagaland at ATI Kohima. He acknowledged the success of the training, and expressed optimism to conduct more training courses to cover more people. Chief party, UNAID, N.M. Prusty said Incident Command System was a preparedness activity subjected to the states. Urging the district collectors and state administration to collectively work for success of the system, Prusty apprised that Nagaland was the first state in the country to acquire software in Incident Command System stimulation and expressed hope that the system would be a success in the state. He suggested that a steering committee be prepared and that senior officers in the state be trained on ICS. Prusty further highlighted on disaster management support programmes in the country, Incident Command System etc. Short speeches were also delivered by trainees. Later, Lalthara, handed out participatory certificates to the trainees. Home Commissioner, Mhathung Kithan, was also present at the function, besides resource persons Ravi Sharma, Manager, UNAID and Prof Ravindra K. Pande, Kumaun University, Nainital.

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