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Ahmedabad: Sunday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today called for creating an efficient and effective security management system and global talented workforce to face a wide range of challenges in the world.

Inaugurating a seminar on ‘Human Resource Development and Security Challenges' held here under the aegis of Rakshashakti University, he said it is high time to prepare a new and more effective system for the security and safety of the society in the world. He said the conventional security and safety management system demands paradigm shift in work style through scientific research and analysis.

He said the Rakshashakti University has been set up keeping this end in view. The campus does not just prepare security personnel for degrees and diplomas, but for any eventuality concerning the safety and security of the people, anywhere in India or the world. The campus also served as a platform for experts to interact and improve upon the traditional training methods for the welfare of the mankind. There is scope for Rakshashakti graduates to become criminal lawyers, too.

Mr. Modi said the duty of policemen and security forces nowadays entails ensuring the safety of citizens from terrorism and other international crimes as well. He said it is not enough to provide uniforms or inculcate a sense of discipline or eulogize security forces' martyrdom; there is need for change in the syllabus and mindset for specialized training.

He said there is also a need to change the post-recruitment training system of security personnel from the ‘job-assignment oriented single tunnel' to wider value-additions.

In his keynote address, former Border Security Force Director-General of M.L. Kumawat described the Gujarat Chief Minister's initiative to modernize training methods of security personnel as an inspiration for India. It is not just in India, but several other countries face new problems to internal security.

The seminar is being attended by Minister of State for Home Praful Patel and Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Balwant Singh, besides 300 senior officers of various police and other security agencies of the country. Rakshashakti Director-General O.P. Mathur earlier gave details of the seminar and Director Vikas Sahay welcomed the guests.

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