GUWAHATI, Sept 19 - The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) conducted a workshop for the owners and senior officials of hotels, cinema halls and shopping malls of Guwahati today at the Assam Administrative Staff College to sensitise them on the needs and mandates for safety, security and disaster preparedness measures including disaster management planning, response and recovery.
Rajesh Prasad, Commissioner & Secretary (Revenue & Disaster Management) and Chief Executive Officer, ASDMA inaugurated the workshop. In his inaugural speech, Prasad said safety provisions should be a priority of any hotel, cinema hall and shopping mall. All the owners and staff should be fully acquainted with the safety measures because guests depend on them in times of emergency.
The basic objective of the workshop was to sensitise the managements of hotels, cinema halls and shopping malls on the need for disaster management planning, safety and security of their establishments and the consumers, guests and also to facilitate a dialogue for appropriate mitigation measures to be adopted by the organisation.
In the technical session, Luish Aind, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) made a deliberation on the safety and security in hotels, cinema halls and shopping malls and Brigadier Kuldip Singh, Sr Consultant, NDMA spoke on the incident response system and principles of mock exercises.