Madhya Pradesh ENVIS Centre was celebrated “International Day for Disaster Reduction” from 13 October to 14 October 2017. Our Host institute and MPENVIS Hub were organized a painting competition cum National Conference on "Emergency Response and Disaster Management Plan (ERDMP)". The theme of the painting competition was the “Impacts of various types of Disaster on Environmental and socio-economic systems”. Painting Competition of the first category was on 03 October, second category was on 04 October and third category was on 06 October 2017. We gave two timings; 11-12 AM and 3-4 PM of each category. The painting competition organized at Disaster Management Institute campus. In this competition there are three categories as: First Category: Class 1st to 5th, Second Category: Class 6th to 8th, Third Category: Class 9th to 12th.

We called the all school students of Bhopal district and also given an advertisement of Dainik Bhaskar and Patrika newspaper. Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling for children than to be able to express themselves openly and without judgment. The ability to create something from personal feelings and experiences can reflect and nurture children’s emotional health. It was a pleasure to see the paintings of each and every kid. The ideas gushing in their minds were copied on the portrait making each sheet a beautiful story. It was pleasure to know that these children are also well aware and highly concerned about the various types of Disasters affect the environment. Prize distribution was done on the International Day for Disaster Reduction, 13 October 2017 at Hotel Courtyard Marriott MP Nagar, Bhopal.


Winner students of Category I (Class 1-5)

 1. Mukesh Singh, class- 4th, Rs.-5100 (First Winner), Brilliant Convent School, Bhopal

2. Meet Chawla, Class- 5th, Rs.-2100 (Second Winner), Billbong Public School, Bhopal

3. Shresth Gupta, Class- 5th, Rs.- 1100 (Third Winner), Saint Marry School, Bhopal


Winner students of Category II (Class 6-8)

 1. Kartik Sharma, class- 8th, Rs.- 5100 (First Winner), Model H.S. School, Bhopal

2. Samyak Shende, class- 8th, Rs.- 2100 (Second Winner), Green Valley School, Bhopal

3. Avnish Vidyarthi, class- 8th, Rs.- 1100 (Third Winner), Jawaharlal Nehru School, Bhopal


Winner students of Category III (Class 9-12)

 1. Pranjal Gotiwale, class- 9th, Rs.- 5100 (First Winner), Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Bhopal 

2. Rajdeep Mridha, class- 9th, Rs.- 2100 (Second Winner), Jawaharlal Nehru School, Bhopal

3. Riya Jain, Class- 9th, Rs.- 1100 (Third Winner), Saint Joseph School, Bhopal


The Inauguration of National Conference on "Emergency Response and Disaster Management Plan (ERDMP)" was done on 13th October 2017 to observe the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This conference was organized by Disaster Management Institute, Bhopal with the help of Madhya Pradesh ENVIS Hub, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, UNDP, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), SDERF, UNICEF, Madhya Pradesh Planning commission and GITL. The Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted by UN Member States on 18 March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The Sendai Framework is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda, with seven targets and four priorities for action. 

The conference was ornamented by UNICEF State Chief, Shri Michel Juma; UNDP state chief, Shri G. Padmanathan; ADG MPSDERF, Shri Manish Shankar Sharma; Vice Chairman, Disaster Management Institute, Shri Nandan Dubey; Vice Chairman, State Disaster Management Authority, Shri Surendra Singh; Executive Director, Disaster Management Institute, Shri Sanjeev Singh (IAS) and Director, Disaster Management Institute, Dr. Rakesh Dubey.

 The conference started with auspicious lightening of the lamp, national song and flower distribution, post which Dr. Rakesh Dubey, Director DMI gave introduction about the two day conference, the need for focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response and Disaster Management Plan (ERDMP). Shri Sanjeev Singh (IAS), ED, DMI discussed about the activities of DMI in field of consultancy, On-site and Off-site plan, ERDMP, training, Safety Audit and Policy development and Madhya Pradesh ENVIS activities. He informed everyone that DMI is the first institution of its kind to take a revolutionary step in making policy for disaster management for major departments of the State.

 Shri Michel Juma in his inaugural address focused on awareness and action on disaster risk reduction (DRR) especially for women and children, as today’s children are tomorrow’s youth. He explained how critical DRR is and expected a tangible action plan on DRR. Shri Manish Shankar Sharma gave the information on State Policy, Programs and Responses in Disaster Management. 

 Shri Surendra Singh, VC, SDMA, gave information about losses incurred post disaster in rescue and rehabilitation that can be reduced exponentially by taking measures in Disaster Risk Reduction and taking, steps to reduce damage. He told that Disaster Management is a multidisciplinary approach and needs wider gamut of thinking. Shri Nandan Dubey, VC, DMI commented on the attitude of common man and urged to change the lethargic approach into a proactive one. He told that people should take their lives seriously and disaster management needs strong cooperation from the community.

 We are thanks to our Director, Dr. Rakesh Dubey for giving an opportunity to organize the programmes on “International Day for Disaster Reduction”. We are also heartfelt thankful to our Executive Director Shri Sanjeev Singh (IAS) for valuable guidance


Click here to Download-  Complete Report on “International Day for Disaster Reduction” (13 October 2017)

Source: MP ENVIS