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Webinar on PANDEMIC, LOCKDOWN & WAY FORWARD - Organised by National Institute of Disaster Management

  • Date

    15 May 2020

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Duration

    7 hrs

Event Description

National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), in collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering, Invertis University, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh organized a Webinar on, “Pandemics, Lockdown and Way Forward”, on 15th May, 2020 at 1100 Hrs. There were more than 150 registrations from more than 40 organizations/Institutions across the country but due to technology limitations of the hosting web platform, only 100 participants could be accommodated. The Webinar lasted nearly 2 hrs and 20 mnts.

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Invertis University Dr. Y.D.S.Arya and Executive Director, NIDM, Major General Shri Manoj Kumar Bindal, as PATRONs for the WEBINAR, jointly inaugurated the WEBINAR. Dr. Arya spoke in detail about the timely conceptualization of such webinars, the need of society and how we have to live with this pandemic in times to come. He also conveyed best wishes on behalf of Hon’ble Chancellor of the Invertis University Dr. Umesh Gautam to the participants/delegates. Major General Shri Manoj Kumar Bindal highlighted the fact that post Covid-19 the world is going to change drastically. He emphasized the whats, whys and hows, which are going to define our living conditions, thinking pattern and livelihoods of common mankind beyond Covid-19. 

Dr. R. K. Shukla, Dean, Engineering, Invertis University welcomed all the dignitaries and participants and informed the gathering about efforts being made globally to discuss, research and find solutions to problems pertaining to Covid-19. He also conveyed the best wishes to the participants for the WEBINAR. Professor Dr. Anil K. Gupta, Head, ECDRM Division, NIDM spoke about the herculean measures that are required to be implemented to lift the economy and businesses across the world as well as in India, once again.

Shri Ashish Kumar Panda, Consultant and Faculty Member, NIDM set the tone of the webinar topic through his presentation covering Covid-19 in the Indian context, rules and regulations to manage pandemics, global and local impact of covid-19, importance and condition to lift lockdown, success stories in the form of Kerala example and measures taken by the Indian Government to lessen the socio-economic stress being faced by the population.

Shri Awdhesh Kumar, Asstt. Professor, Invertis University in his presentation spoke in detail about the technology innovations being researched, prescribed and operative in the Indian context to deal with Covid-19. He gave suitable examples from DRDO, ICMR, Health Institutions and R&D labs across the country in this regard and emphasized that our future resilience lies in adopting and improving such technologies to the best optimum level.

Prof. Jugal Kishore, Director Professor and HOD, Community Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, gave a detailed and informative presentation on past, present and future of Covid-19. He spoke about the invention of quarantine, past contagious outbreaks, host and risk factors, structure of coronavirus, its viability, symptoms and treatments of the disease, preventive measures, quarantine, social distancing and future of pandemics in India with both dangers and benefits associated to it.

Prof. Anil K. Gupta, Head, ECDRM, NIDM concluded the session by summing up the details of the webinar presentations. He also mentioned that questions raised by the participants may be answered through holding various other such webinars, in future, on different diverse related topics of the Covid-19.


Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, INVERTIS University Dr. Y.D.S.Arya and Execute Director, NIDM, Major General Shri Manoj Kumar Bindal jointly summed up and concluded the webinar in the end. Both expressed satisfaction and enthusiasm about the way webinar was held and the topics that were covered in it. Both expressed positive intentions of having more of such collaborative efforts of NIDM and INVERTIS University, in future, for holding series of join webinars on various cross cutting and multi-hazard related aspects associated with such pandemics. Both of them thanked the participating delegates, speakers and organizers for the successful conduct of the programme. A group photograph was taken for the webinar in the end by requesting all the participants to keep their videos on. The webinar ended successfully with a vote of thanks to the patrons, organizing chairs, programme coordinators and the participating dignitaries and delegates.