Tamilisai Soundararajan, Vice Chancellor of Administration and Gurmeet Singh, Vice Chancellor of Pondicherry University participated in the workshop. | Image credit: Special Arrangements
Lt. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan emphasized the critical need to provide medical aid to the disaster victims in the first hour or golden hour of the disaster.
Speaking at a recent ‘Training of Trainers Program for Youth and Adolescent Engagement in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change’ held at Pondicherry University, Dr. Soundararajan herself highlighted the complexities involved in life-saving efforts. reach the hospital after golden hour.
Volunteers from various youth organizations are participating in the five-day program under the initiative of the Department of Social Work, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Pondicherry University and National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs. . Ms. Soundarajan emphasized the importance of first aid to patients in emergencies and called for CPR, a critical life-saving measure, to be implemented as a social movement. “Saving lives is the ultimate purpose of existence,” he said. Vice Chancellor of Pondicherry University also thanked the youth for joining the good cause of disaster relief.
Gurmeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Pondicherry University expressed his gratitude to NIDM experts for conducting the workshop.
According to the university, around 100 members from NSS, NCC, Bharat Scouts and Guides, Civil Defence, Indian Red Cross, Youth Red Cross and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangata are participating in the workshop.
Kumar Rekha, Program Officer, CCDRR, National Institute of Disaster Management, explained the objectives of the program and noted the efforts of the department and the university during the peak of COVID-19 and beyond.
Head of Department of Social Work, Associate Professor K. Anbu (i/c) and project coordinator Shaheen Sultana participated.