Goa: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the National Forensic Sciences University in Goa's Dharbandora. The foundation stone was laid at 12:00 hrs. Addressing the occasion, the home minister recollected former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and said that he gave the state its identity. He said, "Parrikar Ji will be remembered for the first surgical strike after the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch." Amit shah went on to say that Former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar gave the state its identity. The former Defence Minister will also be remembered for providing “One Rank One Pension” to all three armies irrespective of all odds. India will always remember PM Modi Ji and Parrikar Ji for this. Hailing the state government the Union Home Minister said: "Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is following the path of Parrikar Ji for the development of the state. He added "Happy to share that after the formation of National Forensic Science University, its first college is starting in Goa. Shah's visit comes ahead of the Assembly elections scheduled for next year. Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Additional Secretary MHA Punyasalila Srivastava, Saket Kumar among other officials participated in the event.
Earlier on August 1, Union home affairs minister Amit Shah laid the foundation of a forensic sciences institute in Lucknow where he said that the institute would also work to train scientists working in forensic labs and police personnel by developing professional skills for scientific investigation of cases of complex crimes.