Ganpati Festival 2013: Seva by Volunteers of Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management

Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management (AADM), has been for the last many years consistently working with Police and other government departments, assisting them with crowd control and management activities during various festive occasions and also during natural calamities. As in the past, this year too AADM has rendered its services to help the Police manage the enormous crowd congregating during the Ganpati Festival.

On the day of Gauri-Ganpati Punarmilap (Visarjan) i.e Friday, 13th September 2013, AADM had made available close to 2200 of its trained Disaster Management Volunteers (DMVs) to help and aid the Police force. These DMVs had provided their services at 60 immersion spots spread across Mumbai, Navi-Mumbai, Pune, and Pimpri-Chinchwad regions of Maharashtra.

On the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi  i.e. Anant Chaturdashi, people travel with the idols dancing and singing in large processions to the immersion spots. This year on Anant Chaturdashi day i.e Wednesday, 18th September 2013; Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management would be providing around 6000 of its trained DMVs to work with Police Department and aid them in crowd control and management at more than 60 locations spread across Mumbai, Navi-Mumbai, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Ratnagiri and Phaltan (Satara) regions of Maharashtra.

I would like to congratulate our entire AADM team for their professional and tireless efforts which has actually contributed immensely in reducing the workload on the Police Department in managing the crowd that throng in large numbers.