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While offering prayers to all the families who have lost their loved ones in the horrific Tsunami of 2004, which caused huge loss of life and property, Lt. Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi has said that disaster risk reduction remains primary objective of the island administration.
"To have a proper strategy for disaster reduction, the administration has adopted a holistic, positive and technology-driven strategy by promoting values of prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response. He emphasized that disaster risk reduction remains the primary objective of the Administration," said Prof. Jadish on the occasion of day-long symposium organised on 'Tsunami - 2004 'Memories & Lessons', in the Conference Hall of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Dollygunj here.
He also expressed happiness that the Directorate of Disaster Management is taking initiative to equip all the establishments, departments, non-governmental organizations and other stake holders for timely disaster response.
"The destroyed or damaged infrastructures have been rebuilt, in much stronger and better way. The best way to plan the way ahead is to look back and learn from our experiences," he said.
He also appreciated the dedicated efforts made by the officers of the administration during and after the Tsunami.
Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Island Administration Anindo Majumdar acknowledged the contributions made by many unsung heroes during the time of disaster and said, it was concerted efforts from all quarters.
He said that capacity building training has also been strengthened and NDRF has stationed a team of 45 persons to help during emergency.
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