About this web page
“Disaster Risk Management Society” is established in GC University,
Lahore under the supervision of Department of Geography.
aims, objectives & priorities
Institutional arrangement (Layout Plan)
Training for Pre-Disaster preparedness, During Disaster response and
Post- Disaster action.
Education at Under Graduate and Graduate levels.
Awareness through lectures, seminars, conferences with print as well
as electronic Media’s involvement.
Capacity Development Programs (Workshops or TOT programs).
Emergency Response System.
Establishment of early warning system.
Disaster risk management planning, mainstreaming disaster risk
reduction into development and coordination with NDMA, NIDM, PDMA
Community and local level programming.
News and Events
students trained to cope with emergencies
The students of GC University Lahore were imparted a special
training to cope with emergencies in the situations of terrorist
attack, natural calamity and fire accidents. The two-day training
included detailed lessons, demonstrations and rescue drills on
emergency evacuation plan, fire safety, bleeding control, fracture
management, heat stroke, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, foreign
body airway obstruction and spinal injury shifting management.
Addressing the closing ceremony at the university’s Oval Ground,
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah lauded the enthusiastic
participation of students especially females in the this advance
emergency planning and life support training which was organised by
the university’s Disaster Risk Management Society in collaboration
with the Punjab Emergency Service. He said precious lives could be
saved in the emergency situations by just good management which
comes from effective training. In reply to a question by media, Prof
Shah said they were not scared rather terrorists were afraid of
them. He pledged that academia would continue their mission of
progress, prosperity and enlightenment. He expressed gratitude to
the Rescue 1122 officials for providing emergency training to his
students, “saying that in many cases fire extinguishers were
installed in the buildings but usually people around them knows
nothing about their usage.”
Students participate in emergency life support trainings in the Oval
Ground of GCU.
Dr Hassan Amir Shah Vice Chancellor is also present.
Rescue 1122 Community Services Wing Director Ms Ruqia Bano Javed
said there must be at least one person in every house which had
adequate training and knowledge about emergency and rescue
management. She said they had also trained students to provide basic
life support to infants in the situation of emergencies especially
natural calamities. She said that training Ravians was an amazing
experience for her. However, she said females had comparatively
showed more interest in the training and showed great compassion and
enthusiasm for helping others.
Dr Ali Iqtiadar Mirza Advisor of the Society said that such
trainings should be compulsory for every student because they also
promote humanity in the society. “It’s our religious obligation to
help others,’’ he added. He also said that the participants should
cascade the rescue and life support training to their fellow
students and family members.
Lecture on Disaster Management by its Advisor Dr. Ali Iqtadar Mirza
Disaster Risk Management Society organized its orientation
where the advisor DRMS, has delivered a comprehensive lecture on
Disaster Management strategies in Pakistan and encouraged the newly
selected cabinet as well as the members of DRMS to participate in
volunteer work for the noble cause of humanity. President DRMS also
had a brief talk with his cabinet.
Participation in International Volunteer Day
Our two active members of the society Hafiz Ali
Haider and RaoZaka Ur Rehman, president DRMS participated in
International Volunteer Day organized by Pakistan Red Crescent
Society with collaboration of United Nation Development Program.
DRMS has fully honored the M.O.U signed with Red Crescent by
managing the whole event under the guidance of Dr. Ali IqtdarMirza,
Advisor DRMS and Mehboob Qadir Shah, Secretary Pakistan Red Crescent
DRMS organized Signature Campaign
In connection with first anniversary of Army Public
School martyrs Disaster Risk Management Society organized a
15-12-15 in GC
University Lahore for ending extremism. The campaign commenced at
9:00am in the morning and lasted till 5 o’clock in the evening.
Prof. Dr. Hassan Amir Shah Vice Chancellor GCU, Lahore, Dr. Ali Iqtadar Mirza, Advisor Disaster Risk Management Society, faculty and
Students enthusiastically took part in this campaign which asked
them to sign the following resolution “We
solemnly vow to stand up against violent extremism in Pakistan. We
vow to never let 16th December, 2014 be repeated. We condemn this
heinous tragedy and extend our full support to government efforts
being made under the National Action Plan to avoid such atrocities
in the future.”