SEMINAR ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RELIEF ORGANISED AT CHENNAI

SEMINAR ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RELIEF ORGANISED AT CHENNAI

SEMINAR ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RELIEF ORGANISED AT CHENNAI

            Chennai, 02 Aug 19

            As a part of Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise being conducted by the Indian Naval and TNSDMA at Chennai from 02 to 04 Aug 19, a Seminar on HADR Relief Operations covering experience sharing by various agencies and Disaster Management Plan was conducted at Kalaivanar Arangam, Ch ennai on 02 Aug 19. The Chief Guest for the Seminar was Shri K Shanmugam, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Tamil Nadu and attended by several dignitaries from various Central and State Government agencies, representatives from PSUs located in Chennai, University representatives and experts in the field of disaster management are pa rticipating in the exercise in addition to armed forces viz. Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. 

Dr. K Satyagopal, Additional Chief Secretary and Commissioner of Revenue Administration & State Relief Com missioner, Govt. of Tamil Nadu gave the welcome address. Lt Gen NC Marwah PVSM, AVSM, (Retd) Member, Na tional Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) delivered the Presiding address. Rear Admiral KJ Kumar VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Naval Area gave the Special address. Dr. Atulya Misra, Rev enue Secretary, Govt. of Tamil Nadu delivered the Special address. Shri K Shanmugam, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Tamil Nadu delivered the Key Note and Inaugural address. Commodore S Shyam Sundar, Naval Officer-in-Cha rge Tamil Nadu & Puducherry delivered the vote of thanks.  

The seminar was conducted with a theme of  ‘Disaster Management Structure at National Level’  over three se ssions where eight speakers from various government agencies presented their perspectives and plans of ac tion.  The Seminar concluded with comprehensive ‘Experience Sharing’ and enthusiastic interaction amongst the participants.
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PS/SK/AK/08/2019