Earthquake preparedness activities held

As a run-up to the upcoming Mega Mock Drill on Earthquake Preparedness to be held on February 13 in Chandigarh, awareness generation activities were carried out by the UT Administration in the three-day long Chandigarh Carnival at the Leisure Valley.

On the first day, the evening was dedicated for artists from the north eastern states of India, especially Sikkim. Thus, to pay a tribute to victims of the Sikkim earthquake (18 th Sept'11) and to make the residents of Chandigarh aware about the seismic vulnerability of the city, a street play on the theme of earthquake preparedness was staged.

This was followed by a movie screening on lessons learnt from the Sikkim earthquake. During all the three days, senior Civil Defense Inspector Sanjeev Kohli gave a talk on preparedness to save oneself and family when a disaster strikes.

An animation film featuring famous character 'Dost Appu' was screened to capture the mind of one and all on the theme of earthquake preparedness.

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