Shri Kiren Rijiju highlights ‘Role of Media in Disaster Management’ at a workshop in New Delhi

The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the workshop on ‘Role of Media in Disaster Management’, here today. The workshop was organised by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. The conference was organised keeping in view the significance of role of media at all stages of disaster management especially in preparedness, mitigation, response and relief. The workshop aimed to sensitise media about their role and responsibilities during disaster reporting and about disaster mechanism in the country.Addressing the inaugural session, Shri Kiren Rijiju said that there are three aspects to tackle any disaster – pre, during and post disaster. The reaction is mainly focussed on the second i.e. during the disaster aspect, while the focus should be on the first aspect i.e. ‘pre’ disaster phase and preventive steps should be taken to mitigate the effects of disasters, he said...................................


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