KHULNA, Oct 13: Speakers at a seminar marking the Day for Disaster Reduction-2014 said that the both the natural and human-made calamities drawing back the success of Bangladesh.
Khulna observed the day with the theme of "Resilience for life," aiming to create mass awareness by making people conscious about better disaster management to cut disaster.
To mark the Day, Khulna District Administration organised a discussion at Khulna Deputy Commissioner's Office with Anis Mahmud in the chair.
Khulna Divisional Commissioner Md Abdus Samad addressed the meeting as chief guest while the Administrator of Khulna District Council Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid addressed as special guest.
Khulna Police Super Md Habibur Rahman, Deputy Director of Directorate of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Kazi Anisuzzaman, Divisional Forest Officer Zahir Uddin Ahmed and President of Khulna Press Club Faruk Ahmed, among others, addressed the meeting.
The chief guest said coordination between different government and non government organisations is a must for reducing damage both lives and properties from disasters.
''We have achieved global facilitation as local people become able for facing Disester," he said.
Terming Bangladesh as a potential country Abdus Samad said, "Our success is tarnished by the various types of disasters."
In this context, coordination among all government, non government organisations, donors and public representatives is a must, he added.
"We have to take better disaster risk reduction measures as the country is facing both natural and human-induced calamities almost every year," said special guest Sheikh Harun-ur Rashid.
He urged everyone alongside government and non-government organizations to make Bangladesh a disaster resilient country.
Later, the chief guest distributed prize among the winners of arts and essay competition on disaster related matter.
Officials in different departments, journalists, students of different schools and colleges, volunteers and leaders of civil society attended the meeting.