Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said his government would introduce disaster management
in school syllabus for building wider awareness on the issue.
Addressing a meeting of state Disaster Management
department, Kumar said, "We will introduce disaster management
in school syllabus for the benefit of the common people of the
state, prone to natural calamities like flood and drought."
Recalling the devastation caused in Japan, Chili and
other places in the world due to natural calamities, he said
it was necessary for the people to know how to protect
themselves at the time of disaster.
He stressed on the need for construction of
earthquake-resistant hospitals and schools in the areas prone
for natural calamities.
Later at a party programme, Kumar said the demand for
a special category state for Bihar had become a demand of the
His party (JD-U) had obtained a signature of one crore
people who supported this demand, he said adding this would be
submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh next month.
A delegation led by state JD(U) president Bashishtha
Narayan Singh would be reaching New Delhi on July 10 to submit
the signatures to the prime minister.