Japan crisis an eye opener for us: Nitish

Referring to the recent crisis in Japan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar emphasised on the need to spread awareness among the masses about disaster management.

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2011, 22:00 PM IST

Patna: Referring to the recent crisis in
Japan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today emphasised on
the need to spread awareness among the masses about disaster
management.

The people should be made aware of the steps that
they should take when faced with disaster or natural
calamities, he said at a function after unveiling logo,
website and disaster reduction calender of the Bihar
State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA).

Referring to the tsunami and tremors in Japan
recently, Kumar said that the calamities of these proportions
must be treated as an eye opener. People should be informed
about various steps that they should take to minimise
losses in the event of calamities like flood, drought,
earthquake, etc.

With Bihar being a sensitive and calamity-prone
region, there was all the more need for public participation
in disaster management, the Chief Minister said and lauded
the BSDMA for publishing an innovative calender to apprise the
people about various steps to be taken by them to reduce or
minimise the impact of calamities.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister led the people in
observing two minutes silence as a mark of condolence to the
victims of tsunami in Japan.

PTI