SHILLONG- Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, Brig. (Dr.) B D Mishra (Retd) was today inducted as the Chief Patron of the Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides in a ceremony held at the Headquarters of the Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides at Pine Mount Ridge, Shillong.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor lauded the service rendered by the Bharat Scouts and Guides across all territories and dominions of the Indian Union, since its inception 72 years ago. Extending his greetings on the 73rd Foundation Day of the Bharat Scouts and Guides and the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Meghalaya Chapter of the Bharat Scouts adn Guides, he congratulated the 50 Scouts and Guides Awardees of the Prestigious Governor’s Award and urged them continue with their good initiatives and work hard towards building a better tomorrow.
Pointing out that importance of inculcating the habit of service to humanity, the Governor urged the Bharat Scouts and Guides to live up to the ideals of the Bharat Scouts and Guides Movement and work for the betterment of the society and the Nation as a whole. Adding that the ideals cultivated at a young age will stay with them forever, the Governor stressed on the importance of humanism and selfless service to others. Citing the example of the Honourable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s leadership during the Covid-pandemic, he stressed on the need for the youth to be aware of their roles and responsibilities.
On the occasion the Governor presented ‘Rajya Puraskars’to 50 Scouts and Guides and 2 rangers for having undergone training and successfully completing it. The Rajya Puraskar is the highest award that a Scout and Guide can achieve at the state level.
On the day the Governor also released the Foundation Flag, the sale proceeds of which will be sent to the National Headquarters of the Bharat Scouts and Guides, to be utilised for the needy all over the country.
A special performance by the awardees added a touch of fun and gaiety to the programme.