In a region as breathtakingly beautiful as Leh, nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Himalayas, it's easy to forget the potential risks that nature can throw our way. Earthquakes and flash floods are powerful, unpredictable forces of nature that demand our utmost attention and preparedness.
Taking precautionary measures before disaster strikes is our best defence. Simple steps like securing heavy objects, creating emergency kits, and knowing evacuation routes can make all the difference in ensuring the safety of our students, staff, and the community at large.
The District Disaster Management Authority Leh in collaboration with National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and UT Disaster Response Force (UTDRF) conducted a comprehensive mock drill exercise focusing on earthquakes and flash floods at our school. The NDRF taskforce showcased their exceptional skills in various rescue operations and even displayed the cutting-edge rescue equipment and machinery that play a pivotal role in such life-saving missions.
Mock drills, like the one organized today, are invaluable in empowering our community with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively in times of crisis. These exercises provide hands-on experience and familiarize everyone with the correct protocols, ultimately increasing our collective resilience.
The NDRF taskforce exhibited exceptional dedication and proficiency in their rescue operations. Their unwavering commitment to saving lives is an inspiration to us all. Their presence today serves as a powerful reminder that we are not alone in facing disasters - we have skilled professionals ready to step in and lend a helping hand.
Thanking the team of NDRF, our Principal Dr. Stanzin Dawa felicitated them. In his address, he urged the students and teachers to internalize the lessons learned today and prioritize preparedness, ensuring that we are equipped to face any challenge that nature may present.