The training for as many as 360 youth volunteers commenced today at ITI Anantnag who shall be deployed enroute the Holy Cave in a supervisory and monitoring role related to sanitation and assistance of yatries.

The first batch of 90 trainees from Khoveripora attended the training today.

As part of the training, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Anantnag, Ghulam Hassan Sheikh briefed the participants with basic information about SANJY-2022. He discussed the route maps with the participants in detail outlining their responsibilities. He exhorted them to perform their duties with vigour and enthusiasm and ensure that they utilize this training to equip themselves with necessary skills for the task at hand.

ACP Anantnag discussed the duties accorded to the volunteers during the yatra. He said that they must develop a keen eye and spot assistance requirements. Further, in case any facilities are not functional as per requirement, the same shall be reported to the officer in charge at the earliest.

DSP DAR spoke to the attendees about basics of disaster management. He said that a disaster strikes unexpectedly so they must be well equipped to tackle such eventualities. He said that since they will be deployed along the route, their swift actions will be unparalleled in mitigating the losses in case of any disaster.

Basics of rescue operations were discussed and queries raised by the volunteers were addressed by the speaker. The volunteers were also apprised of the location of various Disaster Mitigation Center established enroute.

A team of health officials demonstrated the basics of first aid. The volunteers were taught how to attend to injuries. They were also informed about various Do’s and Don’ts in case of any emergencies and appropriate first response measures.

Meanwhile, the training programme is being held in 4 batches with 90 trainees participating in each batch. The trainings will be held from 24th of May till 27th of May with volunteers from Khoveripora, Dachnipora, Pahalgam and NYK members being trained on the respective days

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