“CHANGE STRUCTURE TO GROW” was the parting advice of Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, for mer President of India when she inaugurated our 7th Security leadership Summit. While commenting on the internal security scenario, she asked us to “rise to the occasion and instill confidence in the corridors of power and governance of your professional prowess in order to bring around dependence in the private security sector for all non-core policing functions”. We are indeed committed to follow her advice and will surely contribute to usher a new era of community security management through imparting training to our Guardforce as per the National Occupational Standards(NOS) for PSS. Sh. Bhagwan Shankar Joint Secretary (PM) MHA also exhorted us to be trusted partners in governments’ Public Private Initiatives to create better safe and secure environment. The invite of Mr. Eduard Emde, President of ASIS International to all of us to acquire CPP certification to professionalize the PSS in India will open new doors for CAPSI members to join the international brotherhood of security professionals. Ms. Christine Vinson, Vice President of WAD gave us new dimensions to the Role of Women in Making This World a Safe Place to live. Her presence brought smile on the face of every member of APDI who were looking forward to see her taking over the Presidentship of WAD next year. The massage of Gen VK Singh, former Army Chief was loud and clear that honest approach is needed while certifying trained security guards.
We will always remain grateful to His Excellency Sh. Shivraj Patil, Governor of Punjab State for his continued patronage and guidance. His words are like gospel to the CAPSI and APDI. We are thankful to Governor O P Sharma, Sh. Bhagwan Shankar IAS, Sh. Mahindra Kumawat Vice Chancellor, Sh. Joginder Singh former Director CBI, Lt. Gen Rajinder Singh, Sh. B S Sial former DGP, Maj Gen Y S Rawat, Maj Gen Merchant, Sh. S K Pandey IPS, Sh. Chandan Mitra, Editor-in- Chief of Pioneer, Sh. Anil Chaudhary,former Special Secretary (Home), Lt.Gen S S Chahal, CEO SKSDC, all members of the Board of Governors, National Office Bearers of CAPSI & APDI,Chairmen and office bearers of all Sate Chapters, Host Delhi Chapter Team and more than 400 Security leaders who participated in this event of historic importance. My special thanks to the leadership of APSA and ASIS International India Chapter # 207 for supporting this conference. My special thanks to SPONSORS of this event, whose financial support made this happen in such a wonderful manner. My thanks to the Team of CAPSI-APDI Secretariat lead by Sh. C Pal Singh Ji Honorary DG and Sh. Mahesh Sharma, Secretary General for managing the events with the support of our trusted vendors and their executives.
Wishing you a very happy New Year and looking forward to your valued support to move forward to discharge the duties of “GUARDSMEN TO THE NATION”