SRINAGAR, JUNE 15: Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar today called for rejuvenating the scouting movement in Jammu and Kashmir to realize the full potential of the State’s youth in achieving their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential.
Addressing the oath ceremony of the honorary office bearers of J&K chapter of Bharat Scouts and Guides at SP Higher Secondary School here today, the Minister that the mission of scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value-based system so that they can play a constructive role in the society.
Akhtar, who is also the president of J&K chapter of Bharat Scouts and Guides, said informal education is as important as formal education in building healthy society by institutionalizing the tremendous capacity of young Scouts and Guides. He said the movement plays commendable role to harness and translate energy of scouts and guides into action for socially accepted objectives.
The Minister impressed upon the volunteers of the organization to put in their best to keep the torch of this movement afloat so that its message reaches every corner of the State.
Referring to the latest initiatives taken for improving education system in the State, the Minister besides introducing the concept of Model Schools, Smart Classes, Evening Colleges, a community mobilization movement has been launched across J&K by reconstituting the Village Education Committees (VEC) to ensure participation of locals in the universalization of elementary education.
The customary scarves of Bharat Scouts and Guides were presented on this occasion to the President, Naeem Akhtar, Sr Vice President, Roma Wani, Vice President, Priya Sethi, Vice President, Jehangir Mir, Vice President, Yasha Mudgal and Vice President, Showkat Beigh.
State Chief Commissioner, Bharat Scouts & Guides, N A Khan was also present on the occasion.
The oath ceremony was conducted by Mr I D Soni State Commissioner (S) Bharat Scouts and Guides.