Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hearty Congratulations to Dr. Paurassinh Joshi for Being Awarded 'Sharadchandra Award' by Dr. D. Y. Patil University


Hearty Congratulations to Dr. Paurassinh Joshi for being awarded the most prestigious 'Shree Sharadchandra Award' by Dr. D. Y. Patil University. The University has awarded this for the first time since its inception in the year 2004 till date. This award is specially awarded to an outstanding student who excels in academics, sports as well as extra curricular activities.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Shri Valukeshwar Linga Pujan 2010






Param Poojya Bapu has declared that the Valukeshwar Linga (worship symbol of Lord Shiva made from beach sand (i.e. the rocks that has been converted into fine sand granules by lashing of sea waves on it) would be open to public for darshan(viewing) and worship on Thursday 18th February 2010 i.e. today at Hari Guru Gram, Bandra (East), Mumbai. The Linga of Lord Valukeshwar was last opened to public viewing last year during the same period of Nandi Paksha. P. P. Bapu further said that any Valukeshwar Linga is not aesthetically and religiously complete unless some predefined conditions are satisfied. But the Linga that would be put for display on this Thursday would be a complete Linga with a complete backing of Lord Shiva and with something special in it.

All the visitors and volunteers who plan to attend and participate in the function can offer Bel Leaves or बिल्वा पत्र (leaves of Wood Apple tree) to the Linga.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

When a bomb shattered the tranquil lanes of Koregaon Park, there were some who came to the rescue of those injured in the blast.Here are the stories of these brave women and men - STORIES OF BRAVE VOLUNTEERS OF ANIRUDDHA'S ACADEMY OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Following is the extract from the news article that was published in the Monday, 15th February 2010 issue of Pune Mirror.

- While the bomb blast sent waves of panic and shock all across the city, there were a few brave men and women who jumped in and saved the lives of those who were injured in the blast that tore through German Bakery on Saturday.

Among the many saviours, were volunteers of Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management. They rushed to Sassoon Hospital and helped the police with internal crowd management and administration, to help them contact relatives of those injured and assisted nurses and staff in shift ing the patients to the general ward and ICU. The group also guided people who had to go to the scanning, sonography and X ray departments. Jagdishsinh Patil, who headed the group of 19 said, “We guided almost 45 people to the different wards. We also spoke to patients and helped them contact their relatives and vice versa.”

Sapnaveera Sawant, was one of the nineteen members of this group, who assisted the police, administration, nurses and staff of Sassoon Hospital in shifting the casualties from one ward to another and controlling the chaos that ensued at the hospital after the blast occurred. She stopped panicked relatives and friends of people from running into the hospital and causing more confusion.

“There was this waiter at German Bakery called Paras from Nepal. We met him at Sassoon, he was injured and bleeding. He told us that he saw a black bag under a table inside the bakery. He went to inform the manager at the counter and started serving water. This was when the explosion took place which prompted him to run out of the Bakery.”

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

DISASTER MANAGEMENT TRAINING - BASIC COURSE FROM 15TH FEBRUARY TO 21ST FEBRUARY 2010


Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management or A.A.D.M. (http://www.aniruddhasadm.com/) a premier non-government organization in the field of Disaster Management & Mitigation would be holding 7 days Certificate Course in Disaster Management at its Central Office from 15th - 21th February 2010.

1) Location of the Course

A.A.D.M. Head Quarters ,
3, Krushna Niwas,
Sakharam Keer Road, Near Shiv Sena Bhavan,
Mahim, Mumbai - 400 016, India

Tel: +91 22 2430 1010 or +91 22 2430 2424

2) Timings for the Course

Weekdays: Evenings from 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs IST
Sunday: 1000 hrs to 1600 hrs IST

>>> Final Examination – (Oral, Written and Practical) would held on Sunday 21st February 2010.

>>> Course will not be held on Thursday, 18th February 20010.

Every course would be meant to accommodate 20 applicants who would be selected on first come first served basis.

3) Curriculum of the Course

The course would cover basic disaster management topics from academic and practical perspective viz., First-Aid, Fire Fighting, Bandages, Casualty Lifting Methods, C.P.C.R. (Cardio-Pulmonary & Cerebral Resuscitation), Search & Rescue, Crowd Control & Management, Communication & Co-ordination, Leadership, Situation Reaction, Nuclear-Chemical-Biological Warfare, Psychological Counseling, Animal Attack Cases, etc.

4) Course Registration

Aspiring candidates can register their names personally by visiting the Head Quarters of AADM between 1100 hrs to 1800 hrs IST, on the address mentioned above. Candidates can also register their names by calling Central Office of AADM on +91 22 2430 1010 or +91 22 2430 2424. For more information aspirants or information seekers can get in touch with the Head Quarters of AADM on the above-mentioned address or contact numbers.

THE COURSE IS CONDUCTED FREE OF COST AND THE PARTICIPANTS NEED NOT PAY ANY FEES AS THE COURSE IS CONDUCTED ONLY FOR SOCIAL CAUSE OF PROMOTING DISASTER AWARENESS IN THE MASSES.

THE COURSE IS OPEN TO ALL IRRESPECTIVE OF RELIGION, RACE, CASTE, CREED, GENDER, PHYSICAL DISABILITY, ECONOMIC OR SOCIAL BACKGROUND, ETC.


Once a candidate clears the examination he would be given a certificate for completing the course successfully. After this the participant would be called D.M.V. (Disaster Management Volunteer) and can serve in various sevas like Siddhi-Vinayak Seva, Mahalaxmi Seva, Mandhardevi Seva, Mount Mary Seva, Anant Chaturdashi, Gauri-Ganpati Visarjan Seva, etc).