Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched a mobile application which will help fire and emergency services officials to inspect the presence of fire fighting preparedness of buildings in the towns and cities.
Sonowal launched the app at the 2nd Assam Police Battalion headquarters in Makun of Assam’s Tinsukia district on October 3rd, 2019 and dedicated the services of Bipod Bondhu Bahini (BBB)
(friends of distress force) to the people of the state.
Formed under the aegis of Fire & Emergency Services, the Bipad Bandhu Bahini will provide assistance to the public in times of emergency and disasters.
The BBB, a disaster relief force of Assam Police, comprises dedicated youth selected from different parts of the state. The special young team has been trained to fight with any exigencies arising out of fire, earthquake or other natural and man-made disasters.
Sonowal said that the personnel of BBB have been trained in such a way that they would extend their help whenever a person is in distress. He, however, stressed on the alertness of the people so that they themselves can negotiate with any emergency.
The Chief Minister also took to Twitter to announce the launch of the app. “A friend in need is a friend indeed. It is our duty to stand with those who need us during trying times. I believe the Bipod Bandhu Bahini will live up to their name and offer dedicated service to those in need,” Sonowal wrote on Twitter.
He also stressed that there should be close synergy between the government and the people so that the united effort of both can make life more peaceful and harmonious.