ITANAGAR, Jun 20: The training of the second batch of the Training of Trainers (ToTs) on, ‘25 days’ basic course on Disaster Response’ organised by the Disaster Management department in collaboration with Doimukh-based 12th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force successfully ended on Thursday.

As many as 69 trainees from 13 districts attended the training.

The training aimed to provide ToTs with skills that they would need to train the community's immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster, thereby enabling them to undertake basic relief and rescue tasks during emergency situations. The ToTs in future will impart training to volunteers at the district level.

Speaking during the valedictory function, Disaster Management additional secretary and also director, Komkar Dulom explained the need for ToTs on “Basic Disaster Response” as the department plans to undertake a series of training programmes in all the districts of the state under 100-day action plan of the state government.

He emphasized the need for training of communities across the state as incidences of disaster have increased and preparedness will play a crucial role in future.

Disaster Management joint director C Wanglat thanked all the ToTs for actively participating in the training.

She requested them to actively impart training of communities at the district level, so that the state becomes disaster resilient in future.

12th Battalion NDRF assistant commandant Ram Karan Swami praised the state government for organising the training and advised the ToTs to train the communities in their respective districts.

On the occasion, the trainees were presented with certificates, identity cards and emergency kits.

Among others, Disaster Management deputy director Dorjee Khandu, DDMO and senior consultant Jogam Angu were also present.