This document reports on the observance of the last Thursday of March as the Day of National Disaster Preparedness day (NDPD) in Bangladesh, which aims to raise awareness of people and motivate them to manage disaster successfully. In 2012, it was observed on 29th March and celebrated jointly by CMDRR forum along with its 13 partner and the Disaster Management Bureau, under the theme “Student-teacher-mass, let us build disaster awareness.”
The document highlights the major activities undertaken by the Bangladesh government to get people prepared and to engage in collaborative work with NGOs in order to build a disaster resilient community. Activities featured in the document include: a rally at national level, a talk show telecast in Somoy TV and publication of supplementaries in national dailies.
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