Association of Professional Social Workers & Development Practitioners (APSWDP)

Awareness session on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction for NSS Unit at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, Chandigarh


An awareness session on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction for NSS unit was organised at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, Chandigarh on 26 Dec 2015. The event was co-ordinated by Shri Dinesh Saraswat, NSS Program Officer of the school. There was participation of around 60 NSS volunteers who were very enthusiastic and passionate for serving the society.


Shri Vivek Trivedi, started the session with a motivational talk on discipline and inspired the students by quoting various reformers/leaders and academicians.


Dr. Sumit Arora, Climate Leader/Presenter with The Climate Reality Project presented a brief on Climate Change which was followed by a detailed presentation by another Climate Leader/Presenter Mr. Navneet Trivedi. The students took active part in the discussions and made the session very interactive and interesting. The session took the students through basic sciences behind the climate change and global warming follwed by their consequences on our day to day life. And in the concluding part students were sensitised towards their individual as well as collective role in mitigating its adverse effects.


In an another session on Disaster Risk Reduction by Mr.Navneet Trivedi, the NSS volunteers were briefed about a new concept of Disaster Risk Management, that focused on minimising the impact of any disaster by building resilience through spreading knowledge and awarness, enhancing preparedness and conduct of various emergency and mock drills.


In the same session Mr. Sharad Singh briefed the volunteers about the possible health hazards and how to effectively deal with them.


Mr. Karamveer Singh, also a Climate Leader/Presenter motivated the students for planting at least as many trees as are used by an individual in his/her lifetime. He also urged all the volunteers to take a vow for using eco-friendly crematoriums as part of one's committment towards preventing cutting down of crores of trees and containing the associated air/water pollution.


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