Srinagar: On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a one-day disaster preparedness training was held today for patients and staff of the Composite Regional Center, Bemina Srinagar.
The program was attended by Er. Aamir Ali, Director of Disaster Management and SEOC Nodal Officer, Dr Mir Zaffar Iqbal, Director of CRC Bemina and MN Khama, Deputy Commander NDRF. The program was organized by the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) in collaboration with the Disaster Response Force (SDRF). The training was attended by CRC staff members, students attending various paramedical courses at CRC, parents of disabled patients, who are undergoing treatment and physiotherapy at CRC Bemina. During the training, participants attended hands-on sessions on search and rescue, firefighting and first aid by expert SDRF instructors led by Abdul Gaffar and Aijaz Ahmed.
Bemina Composite Regional Center (CRC) was established for the disabled of J&K, by the Department of Disability Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government. from India. The aim of the CRC is to build an inclusive society in which equal opportunities are offered for the growth and development of people with disabilities, so that they can lead productive, safe and dignified lives. The Center also provides rehabilitation for people with disabilities and helps create a supportive environment that provides these people with equal opportunities, protection of their rights and enables them to participate as independent and productive members of society.