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Sewa will always be there in the time of need

New Delhi: Santosh Gangwar says, " Organisations and civil society organisations works in different ways but when they work together they can do wonders in the prevention of disaster management”.

Today, we all require awareness to combat disasters. Institutions and social organizations plays a significant role in this regard. The whole globe is preparing for future disasters by putting in place the necessary infrastructure. India has also been a diligent observer of disasters. Since the world is currently evolving. The country is preparing itself to face any issue as a whole. The sole stipulation is that people must be made aware of any calamity or tragedy before it occurs. In this area, the government and social organizations are constantly working. People have discovered "opportunity even amid disaster," as the country has witnessed.

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Former Union Minister Santosh Gangwar remarked this during the opening session of Sewa International's three-day Conference on "Disaster Management". He appreciated civil society's spirit and contribution to humankind. He stated ‘ prevention is better than cure ‘ on the fact that civil societies should support government agencies to increase their capacity for mitigation and rehabilitation work. Shri Gangwar mentioned that "Sewa International" has great experience in the field of disasters since they have been relentlessly working in the same for the last 25 years. It's also reasonable to presume that this group has all the necessary knowledge concerning people's situations during a disaster: the Gujarat earthquake. Sewa Volunteers across the globe has always shown the spirit for humanity by always standing and supporting the cause without anything in return.

However, how we respond in the event of a crisis is critical. Everyone should know this, and as a result, the significance of this Conference intensifies.

Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain from the "National Disaster Management Authority" remarked that the government and NDMA are prepared to deal with any disaster. The government established this institute in 2005 for this objective. So that individuals can be easily rescued in the event of a disaster. He emphasized the fact that civil society organizations are very crucial in order to respond to any disasters efficiently and also appreciated the fact how civil society organizations come forward in the times of COVID-19. He stated that logistics are very important for any force to act efficiently. He quoted the PM’s 10 point programme that the pm stated in an Asian council meeting. His closing lines were ‘ Integrate civil society organizations with the government agencies to create exponential impact".

Shyam Parande, Secretary of Sewa International, stated that society should be attentive and prepared, for that we should continue to work in the field of disaster. He mentioned that Sewa International's mission is to educate people about life and improve their quality of life. We must recognize that nature is one of our most important responsibility. He was so delighted to see everyone without the mask and wanted to see a Covid free world with happy faces. He appreciated NDRF and similar institutes for their but also emphasised the fact that common people should come ahead and be involved in difficult times to support society. Lastly with a lot of passion and energy he said Sewa will be always there in the times of need!

Ashok Goel, Chairman Sewa International

Sewa International is working in 26 countries around the world. He took pride in mentioning that ‘Sewa International always helps everyone irrespective of their caste, creed, colour, religion and region and has helped in “Parivartan”. He shared how Sewa strechted it’s hand in all 28 states in the distress time of COVID.

Narendra bundela , Inspector general, NDRF-  

He stated that government should engage with NGO’s, common people, volunteer to handle disasters because government machineries are not always enough to handle every situation without the help of communities. He gave a brief summary on how the NDRF operates- how the rescue operations/ evacuation plans executes during different epidemics. He briefed how diferent batallions  works on grround in the hard times.

Professor Sachin Chaturvedi, RIS

He emphasized on the economic losses and the loss of property that the country faces during a disaster. He stated that people from civil society should be included in the process of decision making and other important areas so that they can be well trained and work well the difficult times of Disaster.

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