New Delhi: Sewa International has hosted a three-day conference on the importance of immediate response in times of disasters or natural calamities, wherein dignitaries from NDRF, RIS, COE, and several other experts participated in the event.
Speaking on the occasion, former Indian Army officer Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain said that the government and NDMA are prepared to deal with any disaster.
He emphasized the fact that civil society organizations are very crucial in order to respond to any disasters efficiently and also appreciated the fact how civil society organizations come forward in the times of COVID-19.
Shyam Parande, Secretary of Sewa International, stated that society should be attentive and prepared, for that we should continue to work in the field of disaster.
He mentioned that Sewa International's mission is to educate people about life and improve their quality of life. “We must recognize that nature is one of our most important responsibility.”
Former Union minister Santosh Gangwar said, "Organisations and civil society organisations works in different ways but when they work together they can do wonders in the prevention of disaster management”.
The country is preparing itself to face any issue as a whole. The sole stipulation is that people must be made aware of any calamity or tragedy before it occurs. In this area, the government and social organizations are constantly working. People have discovered "opportunity even amid disaster," as the country has witnessed.
Ashok Goel, Chairman Sewa International said Sewa International is working in 26 countries around the world.
He took pride in mentioning that ‘Sewa International always helps everyone irrespective of their caste, creed, colour, religion and region and has helped in “Parivartan”.
He shared how Sewa strechted it’s hand in all 28 states in the distress time of COVID.
Narendra bundela , Inspector general, NDRF stated that government should engage with NGO’s, common people, volunteer to handle disasters because government machineries are not always enough to handle every situation without the help of communities.
He gave a brief summary on how the NDRF operates- how the rescue operations/ evacuation plans executes during different epidemics. He briefed how different batallions works on grround in the hard times.
Professor Sachin Chaturvedi, RIS emphasized on the economic losses and the loss of property that the country faces during a disaster.
He stated that people from civil society should be included in the process of decision making and other important areas so that they can be well trained and work well the difficult times of disaster.