Disaster Research Programme, JNU launched a live video conference on 7th January, 2016 at 7:00 PM. The conference connected through the use ICT tool video conferencing Sh. T.L. Satyaprakash, IAS Deputy Commissioner of Gurgaon and Shri. Hardeep Singh, Administrator of Haryana Development Authority (HUDA) to JNU academia; Prof. Amita Singh, PI, JNU DRP, Prof. Bupinder Zutshi, Registrar, JNU, Dr. Sunita Reddy, Associate Professor, JNU, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Director Communication and Information Services, JNU, Prof. Mondira Dutta, JNU, Dr. Nivedita Haran, Retd. Addl. Chief Secretary and Chief Research Officer JNU DRP. It enabled an interactive discussion on disaster research in our country amongst the important stakeholders and brought into focus the importance of communication technology in disaster management. It is a historic moment as for the first time an academic institute was connected to District Disaster Management Authority. The video conference is the first step towards the launch of other webinar programmes in JNU.

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