I am happy to note that Civil Defence Corps is celebrating its 60th Raising Day
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
I am happy to note that Civil Defence Corps is celebrating its 60th Raising Day on 06th December, 2022. The Civil Defence Corps was raised in 1962 to ensure the safety of citizens against hostile attacks and air raids during war. This prestigious organization proved its mettle during the 1962, 1965 and 1971 wars. It has played a significant role in training the community at large in Fire Fighting, Rescue and First Aid, apart from securing the safety of life and property during external aggression.
The organization is now actively involved in training the community to deal with disasters and capacity building to ensure reduced mortality at the time of a catastrophe. Preparedness is the key to deal effectively with a disaster and awareness is the key for getting prepared. It is, therefore, desirable that the Corps proactively undertakes more awareness generation programs.
My greetings to the members of Civil Defence Corps and their families on this occasion. I expect that the Corps would continue efforts in building a better future through dedicated efforts.