Earthquake Risk Reduction Awareness Programme Held

Nepalese Army organized Earthquake Risk Reduction Awareness Programme at the premises of NA HQ to commemorate “Earthquake Security Day-2067” on Jan 13, 2010. Addressing the programme, Chief Guest, CoAS General Chhatra Man Singh Gurung reminded the initiatives taken by Nepalese Army in serving the Nepalese People at the hour of crisis and also reiterated the role and commitment of Nepalese Army for risk reduction during national disasters. At the onset of the Programme, Chief of General Staff Lt.Gen Pawan Jung Thapa while highlighting on the rationale of the program, informed about the outstanding contributions made by the Nepalese Army on various facets of disaster risk reduction. During the event, Mr. Amod Mani Dixit, Executive Director of National Society for Earthquake Technology Nepal (NSET), presented a paper on “Earthquake Risks and Safety Measures”. Colonel Ishwor Hamal also outlined the necessary rescue steps to be undertaken by NA if Kathmandu Valley were to be hit by Earthquake. The tools and equipments available with the Nepalese Army for rescue and relief operations and different photographs displaying NA at rescue operations were also demonstrated at the programme. Also present at the programme were Defense Secretary, Generals of Nepalese Army, representatives from Home Ministry and officers, JCOs and other ranks from different units and sub-units of Nepalese Army located in the valley.