Security Watch India (SWI) organized the seventh edition of its critically acclaimed security event 'Secure Cities' in the national capital yesterday.
This is the only event to deliver a well researched, extremely relevant and unique high level forum to discuss the various facets of Secure Cities
The event was supported by a unique showcase exhibition exposing the latest technology and technique available to professionals in this vitally important arena.
Former army chief Gen J J Singh (Retd.), who inaugurated the event, stated that the task of protecting people and assets is multifaceted and this conference presents a vast canvas to address some of the concerns.
"It also confers recognition to various organisations for their excellence, innovative thinking and law enforcement," he added.
This event saw the participation of government and official representatives.
BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi while delivering her keynote address spoke about the importance of this initiative and said the private sector is a national asset, which needs to be protected in addition to public facilities.
"The public at large is also responsible for supporting the security personnel engaged in this task. Proper and certified skill training is imperative and there is a need to change the definition of security personnel from unskilled labour," she added.
The vote of thanks was given by Harry Dhaul, Director General, SWI, wherein he mentioned that one of the biggest threats to security is the disparity between the various sections of society.
Maroof Raza, Mentor, SWI, in his remarks at the conference highlighted the relevance of smart and safe cities.
"While there is a lot of talk about Smart cities, we are looking for Smart cities that are safe, for this it is imperative to build the security component into Smart Cities," he stated.
During the conference, discussions were held on several topics of interest and relevance with eminent panelists. The speakers and panelists were representatives from the government, security forces, police and disaster management sector and industry.
As part of the event, SWI announced the winners of "Innovation and Excellence Awards for Security and Policing2015" to recognize and salute the excellence, competence and contribution of security personnel towards making India's cities safer.
The awards honoured law enforcement organizations and projects/initiatives, which were exemplary and innovative in enhancing the level of internal security of India.
Security Watch India (SWI) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that addresses issues in the space of the relatively new homeland security sector.
SWI works towards a secure tomorrow by enhancing security awareness and consciousness in Indian industry and civil society. SWI also guides and facilitates potential investors interested in the Indian homeland security business.