YPSA observed National Disaster Preparedness Day in alliance with Chattogram District Administration Office, Fire service and Civil Defense and other NGO’s of Chattogram on 10th March, 2019. YPSA facilitated Chattogram District Administration Office to organize an Earthquake and fire incident related Mock drill at Ahmadia Sunniah Madrasa Premises on 10th March, 2019 in order to enhance the capacity of students, teachers and other stakeholders. Fire Service and Civil Defense conducted the drill through demonstrating various rescue and preparedness related activities.
Mr. Md. Zillur Rahman, Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate of Chattogram District Administration Office; was present in the event as chief guest. Mr. Md. AbulKalam Azad; District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer; Mufti Mawlana Syed Mohammad Achiyar Rahman, Principal of Ahmadia Sunniah Madrasa; Mr. Dukul Barua, Project Coordinator of YPSA were also present there as special guest.
“Disaster awareness and preparedness are very important to combat with natural and man-made disasters. Precautionary initiatives will help to reduce disaster risks.” Md. Zillur Rahman said while giving his speech on National Disaster Preparedness Day.
Approximately six thousands audience including students, teachers, women and children experienced this demonstration by FSCD.
Besides, YPSA also attended in a rally along with FSCD and others NGO’s organized by Chattogram District Administration Office on 9.30 AM on National Disaster Preparedness Day. Rally started from the Circuit House premises and also ended there after a round.
After the end of the Rally Mr. Md. MashudulKabir, Additional District Magistrate of Chattogram District Administrative office said that, “Bangladesh has already created a model in front of the world in disaster preparednessactivities.”