The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Friday donated 25 fire safety masks for the firemen working in the city. In the absence of these masks, it was very difficult for the firemen to perform their duty due to dangerous and hazardous fumes and smoke.
The masks were handed over to the fire brigade in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Rajat Agarwal. Each mask costs Rs 4,000.
The Deputy Commissioner thanked the CII for their gesture and urged other corporates to come forward in helping the district administration in disaster management.
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Disaster management, Agarwal said, is one of the foremost areas which needs attention. He said that the Punjab government was modernising fire brigade as well as other such organisations so that precious lives could be saved.
He said Ludhiana being an industrial city, other corporate houses should come forward and help the district administration. A lot needs to be done in this sector and this is possible only with the collective efforts of Punjab government, industrialists, corporate houses as well as city residents.
The DC also urged the corporate houses to contribute in other sectors such as education and healthcare. Prominent among those present on the occasion were Neeraj Satija, chairman, Ludhiana Zonal Council of Confederation of Indian Industry, Northern Region, ADC Khanna Ajay Sood, and Assistant Divisional Fire Officer Bhupinder Singh Sandhu.