SHILLONG, Jan 31: A seminar on Emerging Trends in Reduction of Natural Disaster in the North East (NE) was organized by the All India Radio, NES, Shillong at the St. Anthonyâ€™s College Hall on Tuesday.
At the inaugural function, Editor, Dongmusa, B.P. Domes in his address said that in cities like Shillong with its narrow roads, the high-rise buildings beyond municipal areas and the rural areas, the people must be made aware about disaster preparedness in disasters like earthquakes. A strong public opinion is required to create such awareness by the government, Domes added.
Deputy Director General (E), AIR, Shillong, A. Bhatnagar, asserted that the media can play an important role in creating awareness about disaster management among the people for which improved technology is required. While Deputy Director (P), NES, AIR, Shillong, N. Shadap hoped that this seminar will help to design procedures for disaster management in the North East.