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Acharya calls for Scouts and Guides platform in every school

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By EMN Updated: Jun 26, 2019 12:29 am
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PB Acharya gives away the Rajya Puraskar award to a guide on June 25 in Kohima.

Dimapur, June 25 (EMN): The Nagaland State Bharat Scouts and Guides (NSBSG) organised an award ceremony for scouts and guides, on June 25 at the Life Members’ Building in Kohima.

The government’s publicity agency, the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR) issued updates to the media about the event.

Governor PB Acharya delivered a short speech at the programme. He said education empowers a person to become better and to contribute to the society.

‘Education is not only about receiving a degree and earning more money but the end goal should be to serve the society,’ he said.

Acharya said that in spite of efforts, many schools and students are “not lucky enough to be members of scouts and guide movement.” He emphasised on the need to ‘strengthen the weakest link’ in order to spread to scout and guide movement to all the schools, with special attention on government schools across Nagaland.

The governor urged the students to join the scouts and guides movement ‘with the intention to serve the society.’ ‘Serving the people is the spirit of scouts and guides,’ he said. It is the duty of every citizen to strengthen the family, tribes, community and the nation, the governor said.

To the younger generation, the governor exhorted them to ‘change their mindset.’ They are fortunate to get supplementary education through the scouts and guides movements, he said.

Acharya has appealed to the authorities to go to the interior parts of the state and start the movement ‘so that every deserving student will get the opportunity to be part of the movement,’ the IPR updates stated.

The advisor for Youth Resources & Sports, Zale Neikha delivered the presidential address. He is also the president of the NSBSG. He congratulated the awardees and urged them to strive ‘for the President’s Award which is the highest in the country,’ the IPR stated.

The Bharat Scouts & Guide movement is a voluntary, non-political and educational platform for young people and is open to all.

‘The main objective of the movement is to educate young minds through value systems and to help build a better world with selfless individuals playing a constructive role in the society,’ he said.

In other matters, Zale expressed gratitude to the governor for taking various initiatives for the welfare of the people in areas of water harvesting, use of solar energy, construction of vermin compose pits, and introduction of e-governance.

Twenty one scouts and 17 guides from Kohima and Dimapur districts were awarded the Rajya Puraskar for scouts and guides for 2019. Citations and cash awards were given also to units that have produced Governor’s awardees this year, the IPR stated.

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By EMN Updated: Jun 26, 2019 12:29:53 am