MAIDEN ANNUAL JOINT DISASTER RELIEF EXERCISE ‘PRAKAMPANA’ INAUGURATED
The maiden Joint Disaster Management Exercise named Prakampana (ÔCycloneÕin Sanskrit) aimed at synchronising resources and efforts of all agencies involved in disaster management was inaugurated at Visakhapatnam on August 30, 2016. The three-day-long exercise was conducted by the Eastern Naval Command in liaison with concerned Central and state authorities. The opening address was given both by Vice Admiral H.C.S. Bisht, FOC-inC, Eastern Naval Command, and Satya Prakash Tucker, Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh. Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Andhra Pradesh HRD Minister, also addressed the gathering which included senior officers from all stakeholders.