imely preparedness was vital to mitigate the risk and vulnerability of various natural and other calamities besides alerting the people of particular area in time. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the people on the occasion of launching of week-long disaster management programme “JUARE” (Joint United Action for Resilience in Emergencies) organized by the Kullu district administration at Atal Sadan Kullu today.
Chief Minister said that efforts were being made by the State Government to strengthen the disaster management system in the State. He appreciated the efforts of the District Administration Kullu for launching an inspiring and ideal program for the State in the district. He said that the main purpose of this program was to make the common man aware of the disaster and to train the management for rescue and relief at the time of disaster. It is a unique initiative in itself, he added.
Jai Ram Thakur said that JUARE programme was based on community participation and was an ambitious program which would ensure the participation of village panchayats, urban local bodies, school students for community risk, preparation of resource maps and identification of volunteers for civil protection at the time of disaster.
Chief Minister said that under this programme, on the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5, 2022, students of 206 schools of the district would make people aware by performing dramas based on disaster management simultaneously at the same time.
He also distributed prizes to the winners of various events.
Students of local School performed play on mitigation of effects of natural disasters to sensitize the people about it.
Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur, MLAs Surender Shourie and Kishori Lal, MP and President State BJP Suresh Kashyap, BJP State In-charge Avinash Rai Khanna, former MP Maheshwar Singh, Chairman APMC Ram Singh, DC Kullu Ashutosh Garg and Superintendent of Police Gurdev Sharma were present on the occasion among others.