Over 1 lakh students to participate in mega mock drill to be conducted in 101 schools
Taking a step towards the safety of the children, around one lakh students will participate in a mega mock drill to be conducted in 101 schools in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.noida Updated: Feb 15, 2017 11:07 IST
Taking a step towards the safety of the children, over one lakh students will participate in a mega mock drill to be conducted in 101 schools in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.
The evacuation drill would be conducted by Disaster Management Cell of Noida authority in collaboration with the district administration.
Dr Kumar Raka, the planning specialist of the Disaster Management Cell, Noida, said, “Noida is earthquake-prone and it falls under seismic zone 4, the highest being zone 5. The drill will be conducted as part of the district administration’s plan to strengthen the city’s disaster management plan. The multi-disaster mock drill would be conducted simultaneously in all schools.”
He also said that this would be world’s largest mega mock drill being conducted in the district. Guinness Book of World Records and Limca Book of Records are also being contacted for documentation of the drill.
The measures are being taken to prepare the students for any disaster. Officials have decided to conduct the drill in third or fourth week of April. State-owned and private schools have been already intimated about the exercise and will be notified with the date next week.
The drill would be conducted in a single day at the same time and for an expected time of three hours. The move came to fore after a meeting was held by Disaster Management Cell with district magistrate NP Singh late Tuesday evening.
To conduct the drill, around 1,000 men will be deployed in the district. Disaster Management Cell has already collaborated with Shuttl and Policy Perspective Foundation (PPF) to conduct this drill.