Government institutes Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar
For the year 2019, 8th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), located at Ghaziabad, was selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar for its commendable work in Disaster Management.
The Union Government on January 23, 2019 instituted an annual award titled ‘Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar’ to mark the 122nd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
The award scheme will recognise the efforts of organisations or individuals who work to alleviate suffering of the affected population in the aftermath of any disaster.
What led to institution of the award?
The award scheme was constituted after it was observed that in the aftermath of any disaster, many organisations and individuals work silently but effectively to alleviate sufferings of the affected population.
Their immense contribution and selfless service to humanity often goes unacknowledged. Keeping this in view, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had advised to institute a National Award to recognise the efforts of such organisations and individuals.
Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar
Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2019
• For the year 2019, 8th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), located at Ghaziabad, was selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar for its commendable work in Disaster Management.
• The 8th Battalion of NDRF was raised in 2006 and is a highly specialised Rescue and Response Force with large area of responsibility covering National Capital Region (NCR), Uttarakhand, Western Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
• It participated in 314 major operations and rescued over 50000 people.
• In the recent Kerala Floods, the battalion rescued 5338 victims and evacuated 24000 persons to safety.
• Other major disasters in which this NDRF battalion participated are Leh Cloud Burst (2011), Kedarnath Floods (2013), Cyclone Hudhud (2014), Chennai Floods (2015) and Tripura Floods (2018).
• The battalion had worked efficiently to neutralise the threat during Radiation Incident at Mayapuri, Delhi during the year 2010.
• The battalion has also done commendable Disaster Management related work internationally. In the aftermath of Nepal Earthquake in 2015, six teams of the battalion were amongst the first responders to land at Kathmandu.
• Their teams were also sent to Japan during Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (2011) and recent Tsunami in Indonesia (2018).