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A record 530 PSIs, including 68 women, pass-out of Gujarat Police Academy

Gandhinagar, Wednesday: Chief Minister Narendra Modi today took guard of honour at the impressive passing-out parade of record 530 Police Sub-Inspectors (PSIs), including 68 women, at the Gujarat Police Academy at Karai. The occasion was the conclusion of their selection through a transparent procedure after a one-year training course.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Modi exhorted the fresh batch of police officers to accept the challenge and onerous duty of ensuring safety and security of the society in the role of ‘Policemen as Friends of the People’. He said that the Police Force in Gujarat is the most efficient and best equipped to deal with the most difficult situations.

While the nation is seized with such internal security problems as terrorism and Naxalism, he said, the pattern of crime has undergone sea change with application of technology in the changed circumstances. He said the responsibility of uniformed men too has increased manifold with round-the-clock duty, stress and strain, and risk to life associated with the job, but at the same time maintaining a humane approach to the situation.

The Chief Minister has asked the State Home Department to develop a 100-hour module in collaboration with Rakshashakti University in which each trained police officer would serve as mentor to junior colleagues and constables for 18-months.

Mr. Modi presented prizes for different categories, such as ‘sword-of-honour to Alkesh Patel, best outdoor performance to Mahendra Sabuke, indoor performance to Shaktisinh Gohil, best shooter to Pritvirajsinh Jadeja, best athlete to Hardik Parmar and Rinaben Rathod and best commander prize to Mayurdhwajsinh Sarvaiyya.

He inaugurated on the occasion and ports complex and a swimming pool for the trainees at the Police Academy.

Gujarat Police Academy Director A.K. Singh in his welcome address said that it was for the first time in the history of Gujarat that as many as 530 PSIs, including 68 women, passed out in one batch. They were imparted training in latest technology with scientific approach for combat situations.

Prominent among those present on the occasion included Minister of State for Home Praful Patel, Additional Chief Secretary Home Varesh Sinha, Academy’s Joint Director K.D. Patadia and senior officers, besides family members of the officers.

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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.