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Book for Children on Disaster Mitigation Release

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 o

Published: 02nd March 2012 08:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:27 PM   |  A+A-

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Revenue Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan releasing a book for children aimed at enlightening the children about disaster mitigation at a function

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.



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