THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Revenue Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan has called for following a style of reducing the fear about disasters instead of frightening people by playing up the impacts of disasters.
Releasing a book prepared for the children ahead of the ‘Surakshayanam 2012’ International Exhibition and Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction and Contingency Planning scheduled to be held in Thiruvananthapuram in March, organised under the joint auspices of the Institute of Land and Disaster management and the State Disaster Management Authority, he said that following the reports related to the Mullapperiyar dam, thousands of children were confused over the impact of a dam break. He said it was important to do what is practical and plan ahead.
He said the Education Department had also offered to help extend a psychological support to children through the books being circulated at four levels starting from anganwadi to primary level.
He released the book by handing over a copy to Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb.
Poet Sugatha Kumari, Musical exponent K Omanakutty, music composer and singer K P Udayabhanu, Additional Chief Secretary Niveditha P Haran, Thiruvananthapuram District collector K N Satheesh, Kozhikode District Collector P B Salim, Disaster Management Authority secretary K B Valsala Kumari, Dr Kesav Mohan, who prepared the book were present at the function.