The United Nations General Assembly has announced 13 October as the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) in order to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation, and preparedness. Subsequently, in this year IDDR has been observed throughout the world. In recent times, disaster reduction and reducing the impacts of disaster have been counted as very important issues. In accordance with it, Bangladesh has also observed the day across the country with a theme of “Building infrastructure according to code, reduce the risks of life and property.”
YPSA has also marked the day in collaboration with District Administration Office, Fire Service & Civil Defense, NGOs and other organizations on 13th October, 2019 at Circuit House premises of Chattogram. At first, Mr. Md Elias Hossain, Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram inaugurated the program by flying balloons.He said that,“ Preparedness and awareness can play important role in disaster prevention. All the stakeholders including students, government and non-government officials and others have to be prepared in facing disaster.”
Mr. Md. Kamal Hossen, Additional Deputy Commissioner;Mr. Md. Abul Kalam Azad, DRRO of District Administration;MR. Md. Abdul Mannan, Deputy Director of FSCD; Mr. Md. Shawkat Osman; Project Coordinator of YPSA Proyash II and others Officials were present at this event. After that,all the participants rallied from Circuit house to Outer stadium. Government and non-government officials, teachers, women, volunteers and youths from different corner of the city were participated in the rally. After the rally a fire rescue and earthquake related mock drill were shown by FSCD on Outer Stadium premises. Representatives of YPSA- Proyash II women group, urban community volunteer group and youth group participated in the rally and observed the mock drill.