introductory_article_13_point_programTo create awareness and to impart training to common man to face disasters is the mission of AADM. Dr. Aniruddha D. Joshi (Aniruddha Bapu) recognised and envisaged the need for disaster management. Accordingly on 14th March 2002, Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management (AADM) was. Basic principles of AADM are –

  • Devotional Services
  • Volunteering service based on humility and modesty
  • Providing help to the distressed is equivalent to divine work.

Functioning of AADM

The disaster management workshop conducted from 14th –27th February 2002 was the first decisive step taken towards establishment of AADM.

Activities of AADM

Basic Training Courses are offered by AADM to all Indian nationals free of cost. They cover the nature and causes of manmade and natural disasters along with various techniques of saving self and others. The course teaches use of fire extinguishers bandages, knots, first aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary-cerebral resuscitation) etc. The course is designed with the right mix of theory and hands-on practical.

Currently 70,855 DMVs are already trained under the basic course.

AADM also imparts training to corporates. Workshops have been conducted for BEST, Naval Dockyard, Maharashtra Police, etc.

AADM has always contributed and assisted local administrations in the times of disasters and during public functions. DMVs of AADM have participated in rescue during the Mumbai floods of 26th July 2005, Sakinaka landslide, fires at Fairdeal Corporation, Jogeshwari Hansa Industrial Estate, bomb blasts at Mumbadevi and in Mumbai Local trains.

AADM has always helped local administrations during public functions and festivals e.g. Mandhar Devi Annual Pilgrimage, Kumbh Mela, Jotiba Annual festival, Mount Mary festival in Bandra, Sajjangad during Das Navmi function, Siddivinayak temple at Prabhadevi, Ganaptipule in Ratnagiri, Siddhtek in Pune, Mahalaxmi temple in Mumbai and Saptashrungi temple in Wani (during Navratri) etc.

Vermiculture is an important project undertaken by AADM for Solid Waste Management. Nearly 500 tons of waste has been converted to 110 tons of vermicompost and distributed to needy farmers for free. AADM has conducted workshop and training on vermiculture at various organizations locations like Central Railways, SEBI, Naval Dockyard (Colaba), Ponchkhanawala Bankers Training Institute, DIL Ltd., Bhavan’s College, IES School (Marol), all ward schools of BMC, Tunga International Hotel, etc.
AADM has always contributed for tree plantations. Nearly 60,000 trees have been planted by AADM with the help of its DMVs.

Parade – One of the most disciplined and energetic activity of AADM is the parade. More than 700 DMVs participate in parade across 78 locations of Maharashtra.

Polio Vaccination program – Under the Government health programs, pulse polio vaccination dose is given all children below age of 6. On Government’s request AADM helps in the vaccination drives in Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Dombivili, Navi Mumbai etc.

AADM book – “The textbook of Disaster Management” has been published by the AADM to provide holistic view on subject.

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