BHOLA: The International Day for Disaster Reduction-2022 was observed in a befitting manner in the district on Thursday.
The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is being observed since 1989, after a call by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) for a day to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction. In 2009, the UNGA officially designated October 13 as the date to commemorate the day.
Marking the day, a rally was brought out from the Deputy Commissioner’s office and paraded different streets in the district town.
An awareness programme on Fire Drill and Earthquake was also held.
Later, a discussion was held at the conference room of the District Commissioner office, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md Taufiq-e-Lahi Chowdhury addressed the function as the chief guest with Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Bibek Sarkar in the chair.
Superintendent of Police Md Saiful Islam, Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Touhidul Islam, Bir Muktijoddha and Bhola Press Club President M Habibur Rahman, Deputy Director of Bhola Fire Service and Civil Defense Abdur Razzak, Deputy Director of District Cyclone Preparation Program Abdur Rashid and District Information Officer Md Nurul Amin, among others, spoke on the function.