February 23, 2013 … The Home Guards and Civil Defense organization conducted emergency rescue, first aid and bandages at Santa Cruz High School, Panaji today as part of ‘Saad Samvad’ programme. The students evinced keen interest and wholeheartedly participated in the demonstration.

Shri John Aguiar Company Commander earlier explained the aims and objectives of the programme. The demonstration was conducted by Platoon Commanders Shri Uday Kurtarkar, Platoon Commander Shri Suresh Patekar, Sergeant Anand Naik, HG Laximan Harmalkar, HG Narayan Pagi,  Post Warden Shri Vijay Surlikar, CD volunteer Shri Uday Kuri.

Shri Aguair Honorary Company Commander said that organization and the aim behind holding such a demonstration and training session. He said the aim of the Civil Defence is to impart training to save lives. He said there is also a proposal to set up Civil Defence Cadet Corps on the lines of National Cadet Corps (NCC) to spread the Civil Defence mantra all over the country through the students.  He said Sometimes rescue materials are not available to the rescue team at site in emergency situations. There are various other methods, which could be useful for rescue. Such methods are known as, “Emergency Methods of Rescue”. The adequate methods of rescue is to be determined depending upon the nature of the casualty, the nature of the injuries and the position in which the casualty is found.

Teacher of the School Shri Shiva Fulkar thanked the Director General of Police Shri Kishan Kumar for his initiative in organizing such a programme for the benefit of the students. He also thanked the team of Home Guards and Civil Defence officers and volunteers.