NDMA Observes its 12th Formation Day
NEW DELHI. National Disaster Management Authority ( NDMA) celebrated its 12th Formation Day at a function here September 28 to reaffirm its commitment to make India disaster resilient. Delivering the keynote address, Dr PK Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, emphasised upon the need to work towards stopping the creation of new risks, reducing existing risks, and strengthening the response and recovery capacities to manage disasters holistically. Dr Mishra said disasters may strike with greater intensity in the future owing to various reasons such as climate change. He said that mainstreaming Disaster Management activities in governance projects will determine how well we are able to respond to disasters in future. Dr. Mishra said positive results in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) can only be achieved when particularly the state, district and local governments and community-based organisations come together. He commended the role of NDMA and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in the area of Disaster Management.
Earlier, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, inaugurated the event. Appreciating the work done by NDMA in its efforts to mainstream DRR in the country, he reiterated that the Government was committed to the vision of a safer, stronger and resilient India.
India is hosting the AMCDRR, a regional mechanism that has been instrumental in strengthening the DRR agenda at all levels of governance, November 3-5, 2016 in New Delhi.