Dis­as­ter pre­pared­ness...

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From Page B11 stu­dents to deal with dis­as­ters. Stu­dents must be taught the i mpor­tance of the dis­as­ter pre­pared­ness. The “what- todo” in case of flood, earth­quake and even fire is a big help in pre­vent­ing in­juries, prop­erty loss and losing lives. This can be done by giv­ing pe­ri­odic lec­tures on nat­u­ral calami­ties, by con­duct­ing safety drills like earth­quake drills. The aware­ness they get from such drills will surely help our stu­dents for them to know their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties dur­ing and af­ter the dis­as­ter.

Let us not wait for more lives to be van­ished, more homes to be de­stroyed and more tears to shed. Dis­as­ters oc­cur in no par­tic­u­lar place and time. It does not have heart to stop and to pity us. It does not have mind to think if it would be dis­as­trous or not. What we need i s to em­power our­selves to be re­ally

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