Pakyong, September 19 (IPR): District Disaster Management Authority, Pakyong observed “State Risk Reduction Day” on the theme, “Community Resilience to Disaster” on 18th September at Government Senior Secondary School Rorathang.
D.C Pakyong- Shri Tashi Chophel Lepcha graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
A day-long program with various activities was conducted related to a disaster like drawing competition, role play, and sharing of experiences about the devastating earthquake which took place on 18th Sept 2011.
Mock drills on earthquakes and different tools and equipment which are being used during earthquakes were exhibited by NDRF.
The District Collector highlighted awareness among the community regarding various types of disasters and urged them to act as the first responder in the event of any disaster.
The program also had the presence of ADC Pakyong- Ms Anupa Tamling, Ward Panchayat of Rorathang, SMC members, NDRF, Police personnel, local gentries, Principals, teachers and the students.