A Flood Relief demonstration was organised at Amingaon along the banks of Brahmaputra in Guwahati, Assam under the aegis of Red Horns Division of Indian Army to hone rescue drills, enhance co-ordination among various agencies and rehearse contingencies in the eventuality of reacting towards flood like situations in Assam.
The demonstration included active participation from District administration, teams from National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and Police Representatives. The event was utilised to exercise all stake holders to operate in a synergised manner in disaster relief operations.
Apart from lectures on aspects related to flood relief operations, a static display of various equipment was also showcased by various agencies.
Army team depicted a rescue mission involving rescue drills to save stranded villagers from inundated areas. SDRF showcased their specialist skills in deep water rescue and saving persons from fast flowing waters.
The event was witnessed by Deputy Commissioner Kamrup (Rural) along with senior officials from Army apart from civil audiences and personnel from all participating agencies.
The event turned out to be highly beneficial towards testing the capacities, resources and response mechanisms of all involved and has further fostered civil military cooperation.