This document reports on the National Disaster Preparedness Day (NDPD) in Bangladesh which aims to raise awareness of people and motivate them to manage disaster successfully. The report 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 ATN Bangla TV, Simulation, Art Competition and publication of supplementaries in national dailies.
In 2013, National Disaster Preparedness Day was observed on 28th March and celebrated jointly by CMDRR Forum, Bangladesh along with its 13 partner and the Department of Disaster Management, under the theme “Preparedness for all disasters: Reducing the sufferings.” NDPD is regularly observed on the last Thursday of March.
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