Governor emphasizes sustained promotion of Scouts and Guides movement in J&K
JAMMU : Mr. N. N. Vohra, Governor, today emphasized the need for the promotion of Scouts and Guides movement in the State to bring a significantly large number of youth under its umbrella.
The Governor, who is the Patron of the J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides, was interacting with a large group of Scouts and Guides who, along with the functionaries of the J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides, called on him at Raj Bhavan here today, in connection with their Annual Flag Day.
Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady, was present on the occasion.
The Governor observed that scouting and guiding helps in character building and promoting the spirit of camaraderie and brotherhood which is of vital importance for sustaining the unity and integrity of the country. In this context, he stressed the high importance of bringing more and more youth under the ambit of Scouts and Guides movement in the State.
The Governor announced a support of Rs. 4 lakh for providing uniforms to the Scouts and Guides who are studying in the Government educational institutions and for meeting other priority needs.
Referring to the support provided by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board for organizing the Scouts and Guides camps at Katra in the past year, the Governor suggested to the functionaries of the J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides to consider organizing such Camps during the lean period of the pilgrimage so that the required facilities can be provided without dislocating other arrangements.
The Governor observed that our children from J&K are very bright and talented and if provided the enabling opportunities they can excel in their chosen fields of study and other extra-curricular activities, win awards and honours at the national level and bring laurels to the State.
Describing celebration of the Annual Flag Day as a very important event, the Governor congratulated all the functionaries of the J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides, scouters, guiders and the Scouts and Guides on this occasion.
The Governor and the First Lady made a contribution to the Annual Flag Day Fund and wished the Scouts and Guides all success in their mission. The Governor called upon all sections of the society to contribute generously to the Annual Flag Day Fund, for facilitating enhanced Scouts and Guides activities in the State.
Earlier, the Scouts and Guides presented Scarfs to the Governor, Lady Governor; Mr. Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Governor; and pinned on them the Flag Day stickers, what are symbols of the Scouts and Guides movement.
In his welcome address, Mr. I. D. Soni, State Commissioner, J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides, dwelt on the activities of the organization undertaken in the recent past and those planned for the coming months. He thanked the Governor for taking keen interest in the Scouts and Guides movement and for extending strong support for this purpose.
Mrs. Roma Wani, Senior Vice President, J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides, presented a Vote of Thanks.
Mrs. Nasreen Khan, Guides Commissioner, J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides, also spoke on the occasion.
Among those present on the occasion were Mr. G. A. Qureshi, Director, Industries and Commerce, Jammu, senior functionaries of the organization, Scouts and Guides and Principals of various educational institutions.