The govt of India announced the 2nd edition of the 2020 Subash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar on January 23, 2020 marking the 123rd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The award is given annually and 2020 award selection & the nominations were scrutinized by two high level Committees. Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre (DMMC) of Uttarakhand and Kumar Munnan Singh were honoured with the award.
2020 Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar:
i.DMMC was selected under ‘institution category’ while Shri Kumar Munnan Singh was selected under ‘individual category’ for their contributions in disaster management.
- Institution:Usually the winner incase of being an institution would receive a certificate, and a cash prize of Rs 51 lakhs.
- Individual: Incase the winner is from an individual category, then a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakhs.
iii.Previous awardee: Previously in 2019, the 8th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) located at Ghaziabad, was selected for the 1st edition of this award for its commendable work in disaster management.
iv.Award eligibility: Citizens of India and also organisations excelling in areas of disaster management activities like prevention, mitigation, preparedness, rescue, response, relief, rehabilitation, research/ innovations or early warning will be eligible for the award.
Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC):
i.Established in 2006, DMMC discharges functions of state disaster management authority. It ensures various scientific and academic institutions working in the field of DRR (Disaster risk reduction) in the country and conducts workshops in disaster management.
- It has developed audio-visual and print IEC (information, education and communication) materials and also includes most popular film ‘The Silent Heroes’ which was released on 11th December, 2015.
Kumar Munnan Singh:
He was appointed as the founder member of National Disaster Management Authority(NDMA) in 2005 for his outstanding work during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. In NDMA he established ‘National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) which now has 14,000 personnel comprising of 12 battalions.
- Under his direction, NDRF delivered commendable response during devastating Kosi foods, 2008.
- So far 60lakh people have been trained under NDRF.
About National Disaster Management Authority:
Founded- 30 May 2005
Headquarters- New Delhi.
Parent department- Ministry of Home Affairs(MoHA).