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Should disaster management be made compulsory in schools'

With its varied geographical terrain, India is prone to natural calamities. The country also lacks proper safety infrastructure. So making disaster management a compulsory subject in schools will go a long way in making people face any kind of disasters bravely.

Soma Chakraborty
Silchar, Assam

Disaster management should definitely be made a compulsory subject in schools. Students should be taught to tackle any kind of misfortune ' be it natural or man-made. That way, disasters can be tackled and many lives saved.

Rima Dutta
Ashutosh College

Obviously not. Students will not be able to cope with subjects like these being introduced all of a sudden. Two new subjects have been introduced earlier this year and one more will be a bit too much.

Saurabh Dhanuka
Bhawanipur College

When disaster strikes, students ought to join in the relief efforts. Hence, knowledge of disaster management right from school would not only help us cope with these natural calamities, but would also make the citizens of tomorrow adept in every aspect.

Benil Biswas
R.K.Mission Vidyamandira college, Belur Math

Yes. in the light of the increasing frequency of natural calamities, it is imperative that we know all that there is to know about combating sudden disasters.

Sohini Roy
Calcutta

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