Community Service CSL-401 course participants attended the second workshop of
the course titled Disaster Preparedness and Response workshop on 16 and 18 September,
2014 at SMME Seminar Hall and NBS Seminar Hall respectively. The workshop was
held for course participants of SMME, ASAB, SNS, SADA, SCME, NBS and S3H.
was a highly informative workshop covering all the aspects of disaster
management. The workshop started with basic definitions for the relevant
terminologies associated with Disaster response and preparation. Earthquakes
and Floods were the two disasters focused on by the instructor Dr Syed Irtiza
Ali Shah. It was shown that Disaster response as well as preparedness is the
two phases in disaster management that require the most volunteer efforts.
participants were encouraged to thoroughly prepare for a disaster during peace
times so that things are under control when God forbid a disaster strikes. They
were provided with a lot of valuable information from what things to pack when
fleeing the area to how to help the people affected.
the second session of the workshop the students were shown a video of the
Operation Labaik carried out by the army rescuing and helping the flood
affectees. Towards the end the students were free to ask questions that were
patiently answered after which they were given handouts to take with them.
delegation from Bahria University, Islamabad also attended the workshop at SMME
Seminar Hall and a delegation from NUML university attended the workshop at NBS