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World Congress on Disaster Management will be held in Doon

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By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 16 Jun: The 6th World Congress on Disaster Management will be organised in Uttarakhand. This event is proposed to be held from 28 November to 1 December 2023 in Dehradun. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami released a brochure of this sixth global conference here today. The theme of this Disaster Management Congress to be held in Uttarakhand is ‘Strengthening Climate Action & Disaster Resilience’. Innovation, cooperation and communication for disaster management will be discussed prominently in the upcoming World Congress. Special focus during the meeting is expected to centre around mountain ecology and communication.
Chairing a meeting in this regard, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that due to the sixth Global Conference on Disaster Management being held in Uttarakhand, the state will get a new identity at the global level. This topic is of great importance for the Himalayan states as they have to regularly deal with disasters and manage disaster mitigation. In this conference, in-depth discussions will be held by experts on disaster mitigation and on how to minimise loss of life and property and on greater use of scientific approach in disaster mitigation. Observing that when the rivers change course due to various reasons, there is a lot of loss of life and money. This topic will also be discussed by the experts in the conference.
The CM said that Uttarakhand is a disaster sensitive state. Due to climate change, the nature of disasters is also changing, and now disasters are no more restricted to the monsoon period only. He said that experts from all over the world and people working in the field of disaster management in hill areas will also be participating in the  conference  and the state ought to take full advantage of their experiences.
Dhami reminded the meeting that on this day, a decade ago, a severe natural disaster had occurred in Kedarnath. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the reconstruction work has been done at a rapid pace with the master plan of Kedarnath Dham. Many works are being done for the construction of grand and divine Kedarpuri. In the past 9 years, rapid reconstruction work has been done in Kedarnath.
On this occasion, Secretary Disaster Management Dr Ranjit Kumar Sinha, Director General UCOST Prof Durgesh Pant, President Disaster Management Initiative and Convergence Society (DMICS) Dr S Anand Babu, Executive Director of Uttarakhand Disaster Management Dr Piyush Rautela and other officers concerned were present.