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Div Com calls for district-wise expansion, active engagement of volunteers

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Reviews capacity building, conduct of volunteer engagement programmes

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, today called for district wise expansion and active engagement of Red Cross, NCC, NSS and other volunteers for better utilization of their services for IEC programmes besides for relief and rescue operations in Kashmir.

The Div Com said this while chairing a meeting to review the utilization of services of volunteers. The meeting among others was attended by Director Education, Director ULB, Joint Director I&C, Principal SP College, Honorary Secretary Red Cross, Controller Civil Defence Srinagar, AC 13NDRF and other concerned.

During the meeting, the Div Com stressed on maintaining tehsil and district-wise database of all volunteers for utilization of their services whenever and wherever needed.

He emphasized conducting regular volunteer engagement programmes for their active involvement and readiness to work.

The Div Com directed concerned to ensure holding of volunteer engagement programmes regularly from April-1 and suggested utilization of volunteers’ services in SBM, traffic management, drug de-addiction, awareness generation about flagship programmes, cleanliness and environmental-related and for IEC of various outreach programmes also besides their active involvement in relief and rescue operations during disasters.

He called for the incorporation of NCC and NSS college-level volunteers into the Red Cross for continuing their utilization of their services for society.

Div Com further emphasized providing ID cards to all volunteers and holding training camps and mock drills for them in each district.

He said that a tracing camp for volunteers shall be conducted in Srinagar from March 10 at SKICC.

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