The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us different lessons especially the importance of disaster management during lockdown. The role of National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets who are the students of Government and non-Government institutions is very important in disaster management. Therefore, a day long training camp with demonstrations was held at Ambazari garden for NCC cadets to train them how to handle the situations. Assistant Commander of State Disaster Response Team,Suresh Karale; senior police inspector, Pramod Lokhande; District coordinator of National Development Pogramme,Vinay Soni; District Disaster Management Officer, Ankush Gawande; retired fire officer, Keshav Kothe were also present. “During natural calamities the NCC cadets help Government administration. This is the reason, a training camp is needed to develop their strength and potential.
The disaster response team has to work fast and by following the rules. The team has to keep balance to avoid deaths and financial losses.Even a small mistake can become blunder. A quick response and fast movement is needed. In corona pandemic lockdown, people had realised the importance of safety and disaster management,” said Karale. Gawande talked about the cycle of disaster management. “There are three stages before disaster, during disaster and after disaster. Public participation is important and there isaneed to educate masses how to remain safe in disaster period,”he added. Keshav Kothe also spoke on the use of tools. The training about use of life boy (tyre tube); life jacket; bamboo raft; jalpari (oil cans); gundfali; empty water bottles; bottle belts, dry coconut, dry bottle guard etc. was given to the participants.