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Good morning to our respected Principal, teachers and my fellow schoolmates. Today on this special occasion, I would like to speak on the topic- Natural disaster.

We all know that a natural disaster is an unforeseen occurrence of an event in society that causes harm in society. There are many natural disasters that affect our environment such as earthquakes, cyclones, Tsunami, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, etc.

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Over these past years, natural disasters have been seen around the world taking the lives of many people in the world. People have been losing their friends, property, relatives, shelter, etc. For example, a tsunami in 2004, Earthquake in Pakistan in 2005, and the Haiti Earthquake in 2010.

It is an inevitable event that affects our environment. It has a long history of occurrence that cannot be predicted nor it can be avoided. But having full knowledge about a disaster can help us control the losses if we are fully prepared for it.

In some countries, there are disaster management cells that are functional. There are recovery plans for disasters too. Then there are people in the country that come forward to help the affected people. Disaster management has also become a part of the school syllabus now. All these are helpful in minimizing the losses from a natural disaster.

Basically, awareness of a disaster is the key! Other than this requirement for successful disaster management activity is cooperation by the affected people. Monitoring is also important after the measures as affected people settlement may take years.

In the end, I would like to add that we should take as many precautions as we can for any and every natural disaster happening in the world. We should also study them for better preparedness and take the necessary steps to stay safe.

Thank you for lending me your ears.