4th “International Search and Rescue” Conference (ISAR 2014) with the theme “Transforming Search And Rescue Performance” was hosted at Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 17th, 18th and 19th June 2014. Day 1 proceeding are available here. Here is the Day 2 proceedings:

Day 2 – 18th June 2014:

Plenary Session 4: Logistic Aspects of SAR

Topics discussed and the Chairman, Speakers are:

  • Chairman: Datuk First Admiral (Retd) Subramaniam Raman RMN, Malaysia.
  • Tribal Skills Yet Technological Driven SAR Operation – Yolanda Experience: by Major (Retd) Dr Ted Esguerra, Philippines Coast Guard.
  • Medical Humanitarian Mission for Community: by Datuk Dr Mohamed Alwi Abdul Rahman, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Empowering SAR Resources to Support a SAR Mission in Indonesia: by Colonel Agus, BASARNAS, Indonesia.

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Chennai_2014_All_Faith_Memorial_Service_National_Maritime_Foundation_Rotary_Club_IIT_Madras_1‘All Faith Memorial Service’ for Martyrs of Uniformed Services of Independent India was held at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras on 01 July 2014. It was nice to see a large gathering of youngsters to elders assembled in the afternoon to attend this wonderful All Faith Memorial Service.

National Maritime Foundation (NMF), Chennai Chapter, joined hands with Rotary International District 3230 to pay homage to martyrs of all categories of all personnel in uniform including the Armed Forces, Para-military Forces, Police etc., who during their life times had braved the inhospitable conditions of the deserts, glaciers, air and seas of the independent India.

Indian Army provided Guard of Honour and Buglers for this event. NCC Cadets and Cadets from Officers Training Academy (OTA), Indian Army were all also present. In the previous years 2010, 2011, 2012, this All Faith Memorial Service was conducted at Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai.

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4th International Search and Rescue Conference (ISAR 2014) 1 of 2

June 30, 2014

4th “International Search and Rescue” Conference (ISAR 2014) with the theme “Transforming Search And Rescue Performance” was hosted at Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 17th, 18th and 19th June 2014. The conference was organised by Global SAR Resources Sdn. Bhd. More than 120 delegates from 12 countries participated in the two day conference. [...]

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Chennai 2012: All Faith Memorial Service by National Maritime Foundation, Rotary Club and Ethiraj College

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National Maritime Foundation (NMF) – Chennai Chapter, Rotary Club of Madras Central Aadithya and Ethiraj College for Women jointly conducted ‘All Faith Memorial Service’ for Martyrs of Uniformed Services of Independent India on December 15, 2012 at Chennai. Here are some photographs to describe the event. This Memorial Service was attended by representatives from all [...]

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