Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Minister of Building and Housing Mrs. Tilu Gurung addresses conference at Namchi
Namchi: A two-day Coordination Conference and Table Top Exercise on Urban Fire was inaugurated here Monday at the conference Hall of District Administrative Centre by Minister of Building and Housing Mrs. Tilu Gurung who was chief guest of the inaugural function in Zilla Upadakshya, South, Himal Tamang was special guest.
The conference has been organized by the National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India in collaboration with the State Disaster Management Authority, ditrict authorities, NGOs and Panchayats.
Addressing the gathering the Minister appreciated the step of the Central and state authorities and said that such conference will help all levels of the society to know about natural disaster. Mrs. Gurung further said that the green mission in the state with the vision of Chief Minister Dr. Pawan Chamling will help Sikkim to control the forest fire in near future. The main resource person of the day Maj. Gen. VK Datta, Senior specialist (CB & ME), National Disaster Management Authority, highlighted all aspects of a disaster and its management. District Collector, South, Mr. AK Singh spoke of the Emergency Plan in respect of Relief, Rescue, Temporary Shelter Arrangement, Water, Sanitation and other services in South district. Mr. Pempa N Sherpa, District Project Officer (UNDP) gave the key note address. Other resource persons were National Disaster Response Force and Army representative, Additional SP South, Lawang Bhutia, District Medical Officer South Dr. SM Pradhan, PI Fire, Namchi IK Rai and SE Road and Bridges, South.