October 29: Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day
Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day and National Day for Disaster Reduction is observed every year on 29 October to commemorate destruction brought by Super Cyclone 1999 and to prepare ourselves for future disasters.
Theme of Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day for year 2019- ‘Empowering Community for Disaster Resilience’.
To mark the occasion of Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day 2019, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated an awareness rally and photo & painting exhibition on Disaster Response equipment in Odisha. He also unveiled the Annual Newsletter of OSDMA ‘The Response’ and felicitated volunters, agencies and institutions for their commendable works done in field of Disaster Management for year 2019.
The State level programme for observation of Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day 2019 and National Day for Disaster Reduction was organized by Odisha State Disaster Management Authority at Rabindra Mandap Bhubaneswar.