International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is observed annually on 13th of October with a view to spread awareness about natural disaster and various ways to manage the crises.
Natural Disasters take place in almost all the countries of the world and are common to mankind since this world came into existence.
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 2017
IDDR 2016 saw the launch of the new “Sendai Seven” campaign.
The seven targets of the Sendai Framework
an advocacy initiative to encourage the implementation of key frameworks and systems with the goal of saving lives, reducing disaster losses and improving management of disaster risk.
The 2017 edition continues under the “Sendai Seven” campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework.
This year’s focus is Target B: Reducing the number of affected people by disasters by 2030.
Why is IDDR celebrated?
- The observance of this historical day is significant because it is a platform to spread awareness about Natural Disaster, their different categories, consequences and the methods to curb natural disasters.
- On this day various activities are planned in schools, academic institutes to spread the knowledge regarding these disasters.
- Training in form of mock is given at state as well as national level so as to prepare everyone for all types of eventualities.
- This day is vital because it stresses on making all the people in the world self-reliant before any kind of calamity hits them, it also emphasizes on dissemination of the threat. It imparts education to all the people about the risk that comes to mankind with the occurrence of such natural disasters.
India is a huge country and the population of the country is utilised with a positive attitude to spread the awareness of disaster and disaster management.
The contribution of this nation is significant to the rest of the world because the occurrence of calamities in India is higher than expected, but the resilience is slow and not speedy in any way.