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Yoga with PM, no booze and no meat for police bosses’ meeting

india Updated: Dec 18, 2015 01:28 IST
HT Correspondent
Narendra Modi

At the 50th All India Director Generals and Inspector Generals Annual Conference to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the bar of Central Reserved Police Force mess will be closed.(HT File Photo)

At the 50th All India Director Generals and Inspector Generals Annual Conference to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the bar of Central Reserved Police Force mess will be closed.

A strict ban on alcohol consumption is part of the dos and do not’s for over 150 top cops from various agencies that will be participating in the event to be held at dessert village of Dhordo-site for Rann Utsav- in Kutch for 3 days from December 18.

In this second such conference to be held outside Delhi, last year it was held in Guwahati, the officers will have to compulsory attend 45 minutes long yoga sessions led by Modi in the mornings, have to follow a strict dress code and will be served only vegetarian dishes.

Along with Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval will arrive at Bhuj airport, some 50 km from Dhordo on Froday. More than 50 DGs, chiefs of CRPF, intelligence bureaus and all the other security agencies have started arriving from Thursday.

“Adhering to prohibition law in Gujarat, there will be no alcohol served in the event”, said a top police official from Gujarat.

The sources also said that male officers have been asked to be remain present strictly in blue coloured blazers and saree is compulsory for the female officers.

For yoga sessions, to be held on December 19 and 20 mornings, special five instructors have been roped in. The meet’s format has been modelled much on Gujarat Chintan Shibir, an annual brainstorming event between officers and political bosses started by Modi in 2003 as Chief Minister.

The very first Chintan Shibir was also held at this very same place at Dhordo, which has over 500 tents in nine clusters for tourists coming in for annual festival in white rann.

Given the high security threat that the Prime Minister face coupled with proximity of the venue with India- Pakistan land and coastal borders, a bulletproof tent has been erected for his stay even as three layered security cover involving NSG commandoes, CRPF and local police has been put into the place.

While media coverage for the event is banned, some 54 villages surrounding the venue have been totally sealed. Except for residents, movement has been blocked till Sunday. Even the residents are not allowed to have guests during this period.

If the surrounding area is declared no flying zone, the security agencies have also tipped off lakhs of Gujarat fishermen to alert them if they see any suspicious person or thing.

The agenda at the conference includes internal security, coastal security, de-radicalisation of youths amid the Islamic State threat, misuse of social media and crimes against women.

This is for the first top cops have been allowed to come along with the families.