Sunday, May 20, 2007

Indians need "Emergency Education"

Emergency education is the knowledge of dealing with an emergency situation like an accident/ a bomb blast/ earthquake/ etc. Actualy, make that only accidents and bomb blasts, because these two have become common occurances in India, for reasons attributable to the government as well as the citizens.

I could not believe my eyes when I read that the people pelted stones at the police after the Mecca blasts. Finally (since tear-gas shells and lathi charges failed to stop the miscreants) the police had to resort to firing and five people were killed.

Indians need to be educated formally (as part of the school curricula) on how to react in such a situation. I believe, this would have helped save the lives of these five people as co-operation with the police and skilled volunteers helping the injured in an orderly fashion would have minimized the damage. I believe that Emergency Education should be a compulsary part of Physical Education or Community Living courses (cound not think of any other subject to put this under)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

long time no post?