Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi on Tuesday said that it should always be a matter of pride for every scout and guide to walk around with their uniform on, get inspired and work towards nation building and become an ambassador of national integration and international harmony.
Prof Mukhi made these observations while attending the closing ceremony of National Integration Camp of Bharat Scouts and Guides at N F Railway stadium of Maligaon in Guwahati.
Governor Prof Mukhi speaking on the occassion said, “Scout is a selfless character-building movement for young children which helps in nation building and helps in promoting universal brotherhood.”
The movement, which was founded by Lord Baden Powell more than hundred years ago, has still got relevance in forging national and international harmony, the Governor added.
Prof Mukhi also said that the movement, that is, Scout and Guide helps in moulding thoughts and ideas of young boys and girls and also give them ample opportunities to showcase their talents and understand each other’s culture.
The Theme ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ adopted for the National Integration Camp, itself reflects the spirit and purpose behind the Camp, the Governor quipped.
Prof Mukhi also called upon the youth in Scout and Guide to imbibe positive thoughts and remain prompt in their service when called for.
He further said that the movement, Scout and Guide is a unique platform available for the youth to learn the values of friendship, hard work, harmony and humanity.
Being in the discipline of Scout and Guide should help them to become better citizens and inculcate the spirit of patriotism.
Acknowledging the tremendous role played by Scout and Guide, the Governor being the chief patron of the Bharat Scouts & Guides, Assam assured to do everything possible to gear up the Scouting movement in the region.
General manager of N F Railway Sanjive Roy, president of N F Railway Women’s Welfare Organization Nidhi Roy, additional general manager, of N F Railway Lokesh Narayan, chairman of Railway Recruitment Board, Guwahati Chandrajit Saikia and a host other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
It may be noted that scouts, guides, rovers, rangers from different railway zones and civil states as well as from neighbouring Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal participated in the integration camp.