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Mizoram Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai has been inducted as patron of Mizoram Bharat Scouts and Guides on Wednesday, official sources said.

The swearing in ceremony was held at Raj Bhavan in Aizawl.

Speaking on the occasion, Pillai said he was no new to Scouts and Guides movement as he was a member and had attended camps during his school days.

He said Scouts and Guides movement is a non-political and education movement for youth that follows the spirit of the basic principle of the Constitution of no discrimination on the basis of race, caste and religion or language.

The Governor mentioned that the Scouts and Guides Association in Mizoram has played an important role and positively contributed to the society in various ways

While expressing concern about the growing menace of substance abuse in the State, he urged the association to continue with its effort to save the youths from the menace.

He also urged the leaders to continue with imparting moral and ethical values to the youth for their all-round development.

At present there are 2,223 scouts and 2,631 guides in Mizoram.

In 2019, five scouts and 22 guides from the State received the presidential award while 125 Scouts and Guides received Rajya Puraskar or Governor Award, the highest state award for Scouts and Guides.

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