Chairing the three day workshop of Red Cross volunteers at Bhaderwah, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday highlighted role of youth in Disaster Management saying that in the event of any natural calamity or other incident, these trained youth can contribute vigorously in relief and rehabilitation process.
As per a local news agency, KNS, Azad distributed as many as 500 first aid kits among the Red Cross Society besides announcing an AMT school and a maternity and children care unit for Bhaderwah. The function was attended by Minister for R&B Abdul Majid Wani, MoS Health, Shabir Ahmed Khan, MP Ch Lal Singh, MLA, Bhaderwah Mohd Sharief Naiz, MLC Naresh Agerwal, DDC, Doda and other officials of administration and Red Cross society.
Earlier, Azad inaugurated a Hospital at Dandi Bhaderwah and directed the officials to ensure quality treatment to the ailing. He also asked them to complete the remaining part of hospital building at the earliest.
Later, the Minister inaugurated a seminar titled ‘Information Technology, Computer Research and Development – Emerging Paradigms in Modern World’ at University campus, Bhaderwah organised by MCA Department.
Azad congratulated the staff, teachers and students for their efforts in organising such an informative seminar in an institution which is still in its infancy. He appreciated remarkable growth of Bhadarwah Campus in a short span of time.
The Minister released the maiden book titled “Preliminary Objective Question Cluster”. The Minister also had an aerial survey of Bhaderwah and Chamba Road.
Earlier, Azad inaugurated a Community Centre at Bhaderwah and said that the community centre will serve as a hub for literary and cultural activities in the town. The center has been constructed by JKPCC with a cost of Rs. 2 crore.
At Doda, Azad inaugurated a fair price medical shop at Doda Hospital run by Red Cross and will provide medicines at nominal rates. Azad also announced a maternity and children care unit for old Hospital Doda. The Union Minister also visited Lal Draman area and held a public meeting.