The Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju recently inaugurated the programme on ‘Inner Strength and Disaster Resilience.’ The programme was organised by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) with Gurudev Ravi Shankar gracing the occasion.
During the inauguration, Kiren Rijiju said that the security forces always try to focus on the physical fitness and forget about their mental fitness. He said that there come certain situations, where along with physical strength, spiritual/mental strength is also needed to deal with.
The Minister said that India is a country which is prone to disasters, both natural as well as manmade. NDRF is India’s professional emergency force to tackle disasters, he added. He said that disasters always pose a challenge to deal with.
The DG, NDRF, R K Pachnanda said that the NDRF is the specialised force in the country to handle disasters and so far NDRF has saved more than 5 million lives. He said that NDRF not only saves lives but also educates people on how to tackle disasters. Over 47 lakh people have been trained as of now, he added.