EXHIBITION SHOWCASING HADR EQUIPMENT INAUGURATED AT CHENNAI

EXHIBITION SHOWCASING HADR EQUIPMENT INAUGURATED AT CHENNAI

EXHIBITION SHOWCASING HADR EQUIPMENT INAUGURATED AT CHENNAI

   Chennai, 03rd Aug 2019­­

An Exhibition showcasing equipment and various tools utilized during Disaster Relief Operation was inaugura ted at Island Ground Chennai by Dr. K Satyagopal, Additional Chief Secretary and Commissioner of Revenue Ad ministration & State Relief Commissioner, Govt. of Tamil Nadu on Saturday, 03 August 2019.  The Exhibition is organized as part of Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise and has over 24 stalls with a static display of equipment used for disaster relief. The exhibition witnessed huge participation from the public and is aimed to generate awareness on HADR capabilities of the agencies involved. NCC Cadets from var ious regions in and around Chennai, Students from different colleges and schools and volunteers participated in large numbers.

The visitors were given a practical demonstration of the safety and rescue devices, HADR tools and equipment, relief measures, Standard Operating Procedures during a disaster and roles played by various organisations and agencies.Apart from Armed Forces and NDMA,  State Govt. agencies like Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue, Greater Chennai Corporation, Health Department, TNDRF had also setup their stalls. The event is con ducted for the fi rst time in Chennai with an aim to prepare the Agencies associated with Disaster Relief Ope ra tion to tackle di sasters in a more efficient manner and also to contribute towards a Disaster Resilient Tamil Na du. The exhibiti on would continue to be open to public viewing from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, 04 August 2019.

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PS/SK/AK/08/2019