Odisha State Disaster Management Authority had organized the State level programme for observation of Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day and National Day for Disaster Reduction at Rabindra Mandap Bhubaneswar on 29.10.2019. Sj. Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Odisha had graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Sj. Sudam Marndi, Hon’ble Minister, Revenue & Disaster Management, Odisha had presided over the function. Sj. Asit Tripthy, Chief Secretary, Odisha and Sj. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology, IMD, New Delhi had joined the occasion as Guest of Honour. Theme of the Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day for the year 2019 was “Empowering Community for Disaster Resilience”. Exhibition on Disaster Response equipment was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister on the occasion. Hon’ble CM also unveiled the Annual Newsletter of OSDMA “The Response” and felicitated volunters, agencies & institutions for their commendable works done in the field of Disaster Management for the year 2019.