Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey while attending an event in New Delhi on Friday said that sincerity, professionalism and dedication shown by the rescue personnel during disasters have earned the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) its name and fame.
It has made rescuers so popular among the countrymen that the rescue workers have been named as ‘angels in disaster’ by the citizens of the country, stated a release.
Speaking at a special event organised by Gau-Samagra on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival in New Delhi, she said, it is important to tie Rakhi to the officers and personnel of NDRF because the world's largest force dedicated to help in times of disaster has always come forward to rescue, it stated.
She said, this force has always been maintaining a high standard of dedication and commitment for the last several years at the time of natural calamities, it mentioned. She continued that through disaster management, disaster guards have been protecting the citizens at various places by risking their lives.
This year, natural calamities like heavy rains, cloud bursts, landslides, damage to houses have occurred in the country especially in Himachal Pradesh. In these calamities, the people of the country have seen the brave disaster management guards serving the public, it stated.
She acknowledged that the NDRF has saved more than 1,48,000 precious human lives and also rescued more than 7 lakh stranded people from disaster situations in the country and abroad so far, it mentioned.
She further said, for this Raksha Bandhan festival, sacred Raksha Bandhan i.e. Rakhi has been prepared by Gau Samagar from the dung of native cows, and these defence threads will be tied to the brave warriors of National Disaster Management Authority, it stated.