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473 Lok Rakshak Police pass-outs include 150 females, 160 graduates, 57 postgraduates

Gujarat police is most techno savvy force in India, ever alert on duty

– Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad, Monday: Chief Minister Narendra Modi today described Gujarat’s police as the most educated and techno savvy force in the country, ever alert in the safety and service of the people. For police personnel, he said that the Constitution, Tri-colour and uniform assume special significance.

Speaking at the passing-out parade of Lok Rakshak Police at Gujarat Police Academy at Karai, he said that training module is being overhauled for all cadres at the academy to make the force more professional to cope with ever-changing laws and law-and-order problems. New courses are introduced at regular intervals. It is being followed-up at district headquarters, too.

Mr. Modi took salute at the parade of 473 trainees, including 150 females, out of which 160 were graduates and 57 postgraduates. They took oath in the name of the Constitution. He presented President’s award winning police medals to 30 personnel, right from the director-general to constable.

He said that all round development in the state has created job opportunity in various fields. A large number of youths from ordinary families, including females, are now joining the police force. He hoped they would bring a paradigm shift in the working of the force.

Earlier, he said, there used to be a lot of complaints against policemen as well as about their exploitation because of corrupt practices. He said that as many as 26,000 persons were inducted into the police force in various cadres during the last seven years. In all, three lakh people were employed in different government jobs through transparent process.

Those present on the occasion included Minister of State for Home Praful Patel, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Varesh Sinha, DGP Chittarnjan Singh, other police officers and family members of the trainees.

Police Academy In-charge Director T S. Bist delivered the welcome speech and Joint Director Atul Karwal proposed a vote of thanks.

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PM interacts with leaders of pharma industry
April 19, 2021
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PM Modi appreciates the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic
It is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’: PM Modi
Despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing. The Prime Minister appreciated the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic.

PM Modi appreciated the way the pharma industry is working even in such trying conditions.

PM Modi remarked that it is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’. He said essential medicines were made available to more than 150 countries around the world during the pandemic. The Prime Minister stated that despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential.

Noting the second wave of the virus and rising number of cases, PM Modi commended the pharma industry for their efforts to increase production of several necessary drugs. He appreciated them for reducing the price of injections like Remdesivir. To keep the supply of medicines and essential medical equipment going smoothly, PM Modi urged the pharma industry to ensure seamless supply chains. PM Modi also extended government’s support for facilities like Logistics and Transportation.

He urged the industry to conduct more and more researches on threats which can occur in the future along with Covid. This, he said, would help us take the lead in combating the virus.

Seeking cooperation from the pharma industry, PM Modi assured that government is undertaking reforms for new drugs and regulatory processes.

The leaders of the Pharma industry appreciated the proactive help & support received from the Government. They highlighted the efforts made over the last one year in ensuring availability of drugs keeping manufacturing and logistics operational. Operations at the pharma hubs for manufacturing, transportation, logistics and ancillary services are being maintained at optimum levels. The participants also share inputs on the measures being undertaken to meet the overall medicine demand in the country despite the unprecedented increase in demand for some drugs  the COVID Treatment Protocol.

The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan, MoS (Health) Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister Chemical and Fertilizer Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, MoS (C&F) Mansukh Mandaviya, Principal Secretary to PM, Dr V K Paul Member (H) NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary, Dr Balram Bharagava, DG ICMR, amongst other officers from Ministries / Departments of Central Government.