A one-day training was conducted on the measures to protect citizens from natural disasters, such as earthquake and fire, at Changunarayan municipality.

The municipality and Institute of Social and Environmental Transition Nepal organised the oneday training and rehearsal regarding protective measures to be taken during natural disasters.

Various stakeholders, representatives of ward no 1 and 2, social workers, representatives of Nepal Red Cross, students, police personnel, women and housewives had participated in the training.

Chair of Ward 2 Changunarayan municipality, Shivahari KC, pointed out the need of awareness at the citizen level to reduce possible loss of life and property from natural disasters as Nepal is at high risk of natural disaster. Such type of public awareness programme will be organised in other wards of the municipality, he added.

The municipality has been launching various disaster risk reduction programmes in the municipality with financial support of ISET Nepal.

A version of this article appears in the print on October 7, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.