Thursday, November 5, 2009

Orissa CM Felicitates NIAR :

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha Shri. Naveen Patnaik chief guest at a special program on the eve of Orissa Disaster Preparedness Day and the National Day for Disaster Reduction, 2009 organized by OSDMA at Jayadev Bhavan, Bhubaneshwar on the 29th October 2009 felicitated National Institute of Amateur Radio.

Mr. Suri, VU2MY Founder & Chairman, NIAR received a memento and a certificate of appreciation through the hands of the Chief Minister. Minister of Revenue & Disaster Management Shri Surijya Narayan Patro presided over the meeting, Chief Secretary Shri Tarun Kanti Mishra, Secretary Revenue and Disaster Management RK Sharma, Special Relief Commissioner and MD OSDMA NK Sundaray were also present on the occasion.

At this program, Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri. Naveen Patnaik also inaugurated Ham Radio Communication network of 21 stations set up along the disaster prone areas of Odisha State by OSDMA with support of NIAR.

Earlier, OSDMA conducted series of training programs in the state for volunteers from disaster prone areas in Amateur (HAM) Radio ASOC examination and also installed stations at vulnerable locations as the volunteers received amateur radio licenses issued by Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Govt. of India. Over 290 volunteers were trained in amateur radio from across the state which includes members of students, teachers, lawyers, doctors, Disaster Management officials, fire department and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF).

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