Monday, July 29, 2013

CD awareness camp organises at Kargil.. July 28 2013

KARGIL, July 28: Civil Defence Organization today organized an awareness programme at Govt Degree Collage Kargil under the supervision of DYSP(DAR) DeputyController Civil Defence Stanzen Losal on Saturday. Chief Warden Civil Defence Dr. Anayat Mir coordinated this programme. More than 200 students from B.Ed course and other faculty participated in this programme. Associate professors, lecturers, president students union, CDwardens, volunteers, were also present. The chief guest associate professor History Ishfaq gave welcome speech and encouraged this initiative of CD Kargil. On this occasion Dr. Anayat Mir Chief Warden Civil Defence Distt. Hospital Kargil gave a presentation on importance of enrolling youths as Civil Defence volunteers in multi hazards Kargil District and later a presentation on growing menace of tobacco abuse(Man Made Disaster) in youth and COTPA 2003(Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act. On this occasion he said Kargil is a multihazards district keeping in view its Geography ,climate and soil condition . Kargil is nestled in Himalayas and lies in seismic zone iv , population of 143,388 lacs , area of 14,086 Sq. Km. District is of high rocky mountains, desert arid, snow bound and devoid of natural vegetation. Altitude which ranges from 8000 to 23000 ft.The mountains are of sedimentary rocks and are in process of disintegration due to weathering. The terrain being hilly, available land for agriculture is meager. Ladakh lies on the rain shadow side of the Himalayan. Ladakh is often called “ COLD DESERT”. Rainfall in the area is negligible. In winter mercury drops to minus 48 degree Celsius at Drass (Kargil), which is the second coldest inhabited place in the world after Siberia .Irrigation is mainly through channels from the glacier-melted snow. Aga Rizvi Dy Mass media officer and CD Volunteer spoke on hazards effects of tobacco abuse through social and religious perspective. He encouraged youths to join Civil Defence as volunteers as a part of their service towards society and the nation. At the end an interactive session was held where students and teachers asked many questions which were answered by the experts.The programme was anchored by CD volunteer Miss Hakeema and the programme concluded with the vote of thanks from the chief Librarian of the collage Amanulla. Enrolement forms were also distributed amongst students to join this organization. People of Kargil appreciated this initiative of Civil Defence Organization.