Bihar to introduce disaster management in school syllabus
Patna, Jun 25 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said his government will introduce disaster management in school syllabus for building wider awareness on the issue.
Addressing a meeting of state Disaster Management department, Kumar said, “We will introduce disaster management in school syllabus for the benefit of the common people, prone to natural calamities like flood and drought.” Recalling the devastation caused in Japan, Chili and other places in the world due to natural calamities, he said it was necessary for people to know how to protect themselves at the time of disaster.
He stressed on the need for construction of earthquake-resistant hospitals and schools in the areas prone to natural calamities.
Later at a party programme, Kumar said the demand for a special category state for Bihar had become a demand of the common people.
His party (JD-U) had obtained a signature of one crore people who supported this demand, he said, adding, this would be submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh next month.
A delegation led by state JD(U) president Bashishtha Narayan Singh would be reaching New Delhi on July 10 to submit the signatures to the Prime Minister.