National Disaster Preparedness Day observed in Bogura

The National Disaster Preparedness Day-2023 was observed in the district like elsewhere across the country amid different awareness programme today.

The National Disaster Preparedness Day is observed at the initiative of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and the district administration with the theme ‘Smart Bangladesher Protaya, Durjog Prastuti Sabsomoy’.

Marking the day, a colorful rally was brought out from the premise of the Deputy Commissioner’s office which paraded important streets and ended at the same place this morning.

After the rally, a discussion was held on the occasion at the conference room of deputy commissioner’s office this morning.

Member of Parliament of Bogura-6 constituency (Sadar) and District Awami League General Secretary Ragebul Ahsan Ripu addressed the function as the chief guest with Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md. Saiful Islam in the chair.

District Awami League President Mojibur Rahman Majnu, Additional Superintendent of Police Sarafat Hossain, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Dinesh Sarkar, District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer Golam Kibria, among others, spoke.

The chief guest said the current government has taken various programmes to deal with disasters. The government is much more equipped in dealing with disasters. If appropriate measures are taken at the right time during the disaster, the damage can be reduced a lot.

As part of disaster preparedness, the government is constructing bridges and culverts, cyclone shelters, relief and disaster management information centres and also collecting different equipments to use them in conducting post-disaster rescue operations, they added.

He called upon everyone to be more aware on this matter.

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