World Civil Defence Day is being observed today (March 1) to raise awareness about the importance of civil defence organizations in the event of accidents or disasters, among the people. In his message on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said the civil defence department is performing a great work of safety of people during peace and war.
World Civil Defence Day is celebrated every year on March 1. Civil defence is an effort to protect the citizens of a state from military attacks and natural disasters. The World Civil Defence Day is created by a decision of the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) General Assembly in 1990. After the end of the Cold War, the focus of civil defence has largely shifted from military attack to emergencies and disasters in general.
The need for civil defence was originated by the experience of the bombing of civilian areas during the First World War. In the United States, the Office of Civil Defense was established in May 1941 to coordinate civilian defence efforts.
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17 November, 2019