Ranchi, Jharkhand | July | 25, 2017 :: Dr. Niranjan Sahoo, Professor of Disaster Management at XISS represented India at United Nation’s International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) which has its Head Quarter in Geneva, Switzerland organized The Global Platform 2017 on Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun city, Mexico from 22-26 May 2017. The chief objective of this biennial global forum was to resolve the policy on disaster risk reduction in the entire world. Around 1000 Ministerial and subject matter delegations from more than 200 countries took part in this forum. Dr. Niranjan Sahoo, Associate Professor of Rural Management at Xavier Institute of Social Service was one among a few Indian delegations along with Mr. Kiren Rijuju, Union Minister of Home Affairs Dr. P.K Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India and Kamal Kishore, IAS, the Member of National Disaster Management Authority
Dr. Sahoo presented his official statement on the issue i.e. psychological behavior of the community people during onset of the cyclones in India. He has put forward a policy suggestion to establish Disaster Ministry in every country in the world. Dr. Sahoo also paid an official visit to the Disaster Rescue Center of Mexican Air Force base to get an exposure on disaster rescue mechanism where he was welcomed by the Mexican Air Force. He has been again invited to take part in the similar Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2019. Dr. Niranjan Sahoo, had also delivered a few lectures on Disaster Management to the staff and trainees of Korean Fire Safety Institute and Disaster Management Center in South Korea on 11th of May last year. He also visited various Korean Universities like Han Seo University, Sinhan University, Ansan University, University of Suwon in South Korea and delivered lectures on Indian Education System and Disaster Management in some of the Universities during his visit to South Korea from 1st of May to 15th of May 2016.