Meeting with Her Excellency Smt. Prathiba Devisingh Patil, President of India will be remembered as RED LETTER DAY in the history of Private Security Industry. Every word she uttered in the praise of our services, deserved to be noted and preserved so that those can be cherished by all involved in rendering such services to our end users and the society at large. She very emotionally said that “ I am proud of you people for generating so much employment in our country and also providing safe environment to live" Every moment spend in the Rashtrapati Bhawan will remain our memory and remind all of us that we do have covered a long distance to reach this magnificent building. One member of our delegation shared with me that few years ago he stopped by the Rashtrapati Bhawan to have a clear view of the building. While he was admiring the architecture of the Bhawan, he was confronted by a police man and a man in “plain clothes" who asked “why are you looking at the building and what are your intentions". They put all humiliating questions and ordered him to go away. He told that he felt so insulted that he decided to not to ever go to that direction. He told me that no body can imagine his state of mind when he entered the same building and he was treated with so much respect within the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He said that he never ever imagined that he will be served tea in such a dignified manner and that to with “band in attendance". The deliberations at the Governing Council meeting gave us new directions and goal to achieve. Now we are working hard to gain excellence in the training areas. Many State Governments are in the process of offering lucrative business opportunities to us to open new training facilities. Funds are being allocated to generate employability for the weaker sections of the society. Sh. Ashok Gehlot, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan while making his speech on the State budget, approved setting up of “Rajasthan Institute of Security Education- RISE". This is another major achievement of CAPSI. I am sure this initiative will be followed by most of the State Governments. The Capsi Education Foundation is in the process of identifying more universities and institutes for developing Skill Enhancement Programmes for existing security staff of all guarding companies so that they fall with the required eligibility parameter of obtaining licenses from the State Controlling Authorities. This is indeed a very major task before us. I hope and trust that every member will realise the importance of such training required as per the PSAR Act. CAPSI Secretariat will provide all needed assistance.