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To sensitize & train children to respond to disasters, Guj CM launches unique initiative ‘School Safety Week’

Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel launched a unique initiative, ‘School Safety Week’ to sensitize and train children to face disasters without panicking. Today she launched the first School Safety Week across 400 primary schools of Kutch, Jamnagar, Devbhumi Dwarka districts of Gujarat through BISAG.

During this week, children will be trained to react-respond to disasters and sensitized towards disaster management through mockdrill; National Disaster Relief Force, 108 Service and Red Cross Society are also roped in for the program. During the launch, CM Smt Patel said that it is important to educate children how to respond to calamities like earthquake, floods and cyclones. They can further spread the knowledge and training among people and society around.

Under this program, Disaster Management Plan is prepared through which children will be trained throughout the week. Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority has come out with insightful reading material and games for effective learning of the subject.

CM Smt Patel stated that this initiative will help build ‘Bal Sena’, an army of aware and enlightened children across Gujarat that shall assist government in times of disaster management.

 
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