It was right after his retirement in 2014 , Mr H.B Phanbuh, Former DSP of Meghalaya started working towards the cause of disaster management with the young and aspiring students of NCC whose aim is to join the Indian National Army to serve the nation.
These students mostly consisted of the unemployed graduates of certified b and c category; who worked for the discipline and imbibe a feeling of nationalism. He then formed a group of 20 young male and female cadets and sent them to various schools to provide the training of mock drills to students.
He said “Our state falls under the zone V of seismic belt, and is at a dangerous disaster risk. “I decided firstly, to gather the NCC students from various parts of Shillong and bring them together in this initiative of disaster management”.
After this he sent these videos of mock drills to the office of disaster management and he was approved by the government to teach disaster management in various schools about the cause.
With the help of his team of NCC cadets he started educating teachers and students of various schools about disaster management With a team of 20 he has gone from school to school where he has educated 200-500 students per school. All the money of the training provided by schools from the teachers to teach their students he gives away to his cadets in order to support them financially.
“In future he says “I want to hear the young boys saying that we are not just sons of shillong but sons of India”. He wants to educate the youngsters and encourage the young NCC cadets to join navy and army instead of joining jobs of security guards. He wants them to come out of their little shells and open up to the world outside. He believes that, if the younger generation is educated and aware of disasters then our future will be secured.
Apart from this he has also supported marathons organized by the church on voluntarily basis and had provided free packaged drinking water to the participants. Recently he has sent his cadets to help the specially -abled people who took part in the marathon, to cross roads. From time to time they also assisted the local Traffic police as Traffic Marshall in maintaining traffic rules related to zebra crossing.
To contact Mr H.B Phanbuh(Former DSP of Meghalaya) please call: 9612147051