RSS trains cadres in disaster management

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Nagpur, Jun 5 (UNI) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has included disaster management as part of the course at the officers' training camp (OTC) held in the city every year.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the ongoing third year OTC here yesterday, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sewa Pramukh Sitaram Kedilay said that the instruction on disaster management included relief operations after a natural calamity, as well as after a terrorist attack. This was being done in view of the increasing incidents of terrorist activity in the country, he said.

The training was being imparted in the form of lectures and presentations, Mr Kedilay said. The RSS had introduced a module on management skills for the participants this year, he said.

Mr Kedilay said that a total of 871 participants from various parts of the country are attending the month-long camp that had a gruelling schedule from 0400 hrs to 2230 hrs. The participants came from all walks of life - there were 16 lecturers, 184 traders, 6 doctors, 81 businessmen, 128 students and 179 teachers, besides 68 farmers, the ''guardian officer'' for the camp, which began on May 12, said.

The formal concluding function of the camp would be held on June 8, Mr Kedilay said. Shankaracharya Shriraghaveshwar Bharati from the Gokarna Peeth would be the chief guest, while Sarsanghachalak K S Sudershan would preside, he added.


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