At the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum, Rashtrapati Bhavan has organised a workshop on “Disaster Management of Museums and Heritage Buildings” in collaboration with the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM). The President’s Secretariat announced today that the goal of this training is to raise knowledge of disaster management among Rashtrapati Bhavan staff and other stakeholders, with a special focus on heritage buildings, museums, and cultural heritage.
- Participants will take part in various sessions over the course of the two-day workshop to learn about the different facets of the Disaster Management Act, the Disaster Management framework and guidelines, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Agenda on Disaster Risk Reduction, etc.
- On the first day, speakers emphasised the importance of raising awareness about disaster management and teaching participants how to minimise loss in the event of a disaster.
- Additionally, they emphasised the significance of catastrophe management in historic structures and the need for developing efficient policies and response systems.
National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM):
The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) is India’s top training and capacity-building organisation for dealing with natural catastrophes on a national and regional level. The Disaster Management Act 2005, which was approved by the President of India on January 9, 2006, renamed the National Centre of Disaster Management (NCDM), which was established by an Act of Parliament in 1995, to give it the current name of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM).