February 8, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Karnataka bags the WCDM–DRR EXCELLENCE AWARDS, 2021

Bengaluru, June 22: World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) has pledged to honour the Central & State Governments, Universities, Institutions, PSUs, CSOS, Individuals, and armed forces who have excelled and contributed immensely in various facets of the Disaster Management Cycle. The congress envisages recognizing champions in DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR) for rendering their selfless service and bringing innovation in managing the natural and man-made disasters including pandemics and biological disasters and in mitigating their impact on the society.
WCDM has commissioned a special jury to identify through a rigorous process of screening nominees who have been rendering yeomen service to humanity facing the rigor and ominous impact of disasters.

The WCDM is aimed to acknowledge the importance of those engaged in the field of Disaster management and give them due appreciation and recognition to motivate and encourage them further to improve their skills and bring more innovations in all the facets of the Disaster management cycle to bring succour to mankind at large.

Hon’ble Union Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Development of North Eastern Region of India, Shri. G. Kishan Reddy is the Chief Guest and has presented the Awards in the presence of a large gathering of national and international dignitaries, solemnized on 22nd June 2022, at 6 pm at India International Centre, New Delhi.

Jury has selected Revenue Department (Disaster Management), Government of Karnataka for its outstanding contribution in the field of Disaster Monitoring and Management. for the WCDM – DRR EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2021. Dr. Manoj Rajan, Commissioner, Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has received this prestigious international award.
The award is in recognition for introducing Technology in Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP) & Leveraging geospatial technology in disaster management and Geospatial enabled District Disaster Management Plan (GEDDMP) – A technology-driven solution designed and developed to create a Geospatial foundation by structuring information and generating plans for disaster management. A centralised Disaster Early Warning System (DEWS) has been designed and deployed to 104 GPs in Karnataka, which will provide rapid, reliable, and effective communication to the public in the event of major.

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