Dehradun, 03 Oct: The Chief Minister said on Tuesday that the 6th World Disaster Management Conference will be held in Dehradun from November 28 to December 1. This will give impetus to the thinking being done at the global level to solve the disasters and challenges facing Uttarakhand and other Himalayan regions.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, while talking to media persons at the media centre located at the Secretariat, Dehradun, said today that the 6th Global Disaster Management Conference will be held in Dehradun from November 28 to December 1. Padma Vibhushan Amitabh Bachchan will be the brand ambassador of this disaster conference. There will be brainstorming among experts from across the country and the world. Also, the thinking and efforts being made at the global level to solve the disasters and challenges of Uttarakhand and other Himalayan regions will gain momentum.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Dhami also broadcast the video message of Amitabh Bachchan. Apart from the four main programmes, there will be 50 technical sessions at this disaster conference. He informed me that the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority, DMICS, is being organised by the state government at the 6th World Disaster Management Conference. It is being organised under the joint aegis of Hyderabad and the Uttarakhand State Council of Science and Technology (UCOST).
The Chief Minister said that in this special meeting, the heads of the Indian Space Research Organisation, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Atomic Energy Commission, Chief Scientific Advisor of the Government of India, as well as representatives of leading institutions in the world, the United Nations Organization, and climate experts from India and abroad will be included. Are being formally invited. In this conference, there will be a brainstorming session among experts from across the country and the world in the field of disaster management.
He informed me that the primary objective of the 6th World Disaster Conference is to discuss and address the challenges of climate change and disaster resilience, with a focus on the Himalayan ecosystem and communities. Additionally, the objective of the conference is to develop Uttarakhand as a hub of climate-adaptive solutions for disaster resilience and preparedness.
He said that the Global Disaster Management Conference will give impetus to the thinking and efforts being made at the global level to address the seriousness of disaster management and the challenges related to disaster, especially in the state of Uttarakhand and the Himalayan regions. He said that climate change and disaster resistance are very important topics, and in view of their importance in India and especially in the Himalayan states, a global conference on disaster management is being organised at present.
The Chief Minister informed us that the Global Investors Summit 2023 is being organised in the state on December 8–9. The Global Conference on Disaster Management, organised just before this important conference, will spread the message of “safe investment, strong Uttarakhand” in the state of Uttarakhand in the country and abroad. He said that the state government will develop the state by balancing ecology and economy.
He said that in order to make the conference effective, special sessions on disaster management will be organised across the state in various schools, colleges, universities, and central institutes located in the state, such as Wadia, Himalayan Geology, IIP, etc. Water conservation, etc., will be done. Previous programmes on disaster management are proposed to be organised in institutions across the country, including the North-Eastern states. Workshops will be organised to spread awareness about disaster management.
He said that under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India successfully chaired the G-20, and the month of November is the last phase of this annual chairmanship. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) has been included as an important topic in this G-20 conference. From this point of view, the 6th World Disaster Management Conference to be held in Dehradun at the end of November is even more important.
He informed that a request will be made to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home and Disaster Management Minister Amit Shah as chief guests in the inaugural conference of the Sixth World Disaster Conference.
During this, Secretary Disaster Ranjit Sinha, Director General UCOST Prof. Durgesh Pant, and others were present.