Panaji: February 8,2016 …. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Director of Fire & Emergency Services , Shri Ashok Menon, Director of Education, Shri Gajanan P. Bhat, and Shri R. A. Venkitachalam, Vice President–Public Safety Mission, Underwriter Laboratories (India) in the presence of Chief Secretary, Shri R.K. Srivastava, I.A.S.,  today at Secretariat.

           As a part of raising the Fire Safety Awareness in Primary School in the State of Goa the “Safer School Safer India” Programme was unveiled by Chief Minister, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar recently.  

 The concept of ‘Safer School Safer India’ envisages building a safer India, to safe guard children and teach them how to stay safe.  The objective of this campaign is to enhance the awareness level of Primary School Children and through them the families on Safety Culture.

             The approach is to include Fire Safety Education as part of the school curriculum, with  one period a week dedicated for this purpose.  The Training module is designed to create interest in children at primary level and involve them in activities which will lead to Fire Prevention and Fire Safety learning.

 In the Phase I,  46 Primary School Teachers from 27 Schools of Tiswadi Taluka i.e. Mushtifund English Primary School, Nr. Mahalaxmi Temple, Panaji, Our Lady of Rosary Primary School, Dona Paula, Dr. K.B. Hedgewar Primary School, Bambolim, Sunshine Worldwide School, Baiguinim, Old Goa, Old Goa Educational Institute, Nandavan Primary School, Old Goa, St. Xavier Academy, Old Goa, Shri Saraswati High Shcol, St.Estevem, Santa Cruz Primary School, Santa Cruz, St. Tereza High School, St.Estevem, St. Lawrence High School, Agassaim, Madkaikar Navchaitanya High School, Corlim, St. Andrew’s High School, Goa Velha, St. Alousious High School, Piedade, Deewar, Jesus & Mary Sarvajanic High School, Carambolim, St. Bartholamew High School, Chorao, Sharada Mandir, Miramar, Bal Bharati Vidyamandir, Primary Section, Raibandar, Immaculate Heart of Jesus High School, Goa Velha, People’s High School, Mala, Panaji, Anjuman Nurul Islam High School, Panaji, Mary Immaculate Girls High School, Panaji, Don Bosco High School, Panaji Auxilium Primary School, Caranzalem, Santo Minguel Pre-Primary & Primary School, Taleigao, Our Lady of Merces School, Primary Section, Merces, Dayanand High School, Chorao and The Rosary School, 16-La Campala, Miramar,  were taken up for the ‘Training of Trainers’  Programme.