WHAT IS CIVILDEFENCE?
Civil Defence is an organization of the citizens to minimize the effects of any enemy action. In clear terms it is organized to give service to victims and take action to minimize damage to human life and property from enemy bombing and land and naval attacks. It aims at restoring quick normalcy in essential services, industrial units and other walks of life, after an attack. According to Civil Defence act 1952 amended in 1996 the definition of Civil Defence is “Civil Defence includes any measures not amounting to actual combat for affording defence against any form of hostile attack by a foreign power or for depriving any form of hostile attack by a foreign power of its effects. Whether such measures are taken before, during or after the time of attack. It also includes remedial measures against natural and man made disasters in peace time”.
WHY IS CIVIL DEFENCE NECESSARY?
In spite of our country’s efforts to follow a policy of peace, amity and friendship at home and abroad our country is recently subjected to a naked aggression by an un-principled enemy. We must therefore, be prepared with plans for protection of life and property for such eventuality. Our best insurance for peace is to prepare for war and to be ready for all contingencies. We must also so build up our strength as to prevent an enemy to risk war with us. Our Civil Defence must be in a fortified position as our military potential.