URI inaugurated a three-day training program for NGOs (non-governmental organisations) in three Southern States of India viz. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala at Tiruvalla. This is a pioneering program in collaboration with the State Disaster Management Authority and Viswayuvak Kendra, New Delhi. More than 40 NGOs are participating.
This is especially important because URI is becoming very popular among important organisations in different states, and also gaining acceptance at the Government level to be partners in a crucial enterprise. Very high officials are taking classes, including the Additional Chief Secretary of the State.