Shillong,Aug. 23: The Meghalaya Governor, Banwarilal Purohit have been inducted as the Patron and Chief Secretary of Meghalaya, Y. Tsering as the President of the Meghalaya Bharat Scouts & Guides (MBSG) in an induction ceremony held at Raj Bhavan,shillong on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor of Meghalaya and the Patron, MBSG, Banwarilal Purohit said that the main aim of the movement is to develop the character of the individual and to prepare young boys and girls to take on the responsibility to serve the society in a selfless manner.
“I am aware of the activities of the Scouts & Guides in Assam and also had the opportunity to attend and witness some of the recent events in Assam”, he said
On the Annual Report 2016-17, he learnt that the Bharat Scouts and Guides in Meghalaya was progressing well.
He invited every citizen to join in and strengthen the movement, stating that it is a voluntary, non-political and educational movement for young people and added that scouting is to create a positive environment where young people are encouraged to be self-reliant and helpful to each other and in the process built a better society and make them worthy citizens of the State and the country as a whole.
Adding that some of the flagship programmes of the Central and State governments have been taken up to support effective implementation.
During the programme, State Training Commissioner (Scouts), Shri Gary James was awarded with the Professional Scout Medallion. Gary James was the first candidate of the 50th Basic Management Course from India to receive the award.
The Professional Scout Medallion is awarded by the World Scout Bureau – Asia Pacific Region Support Centre to Scouting Professionals who have completed the Basic Management Course in Scouting.
The Hon’ble Charge of Leader Trainer (Guides) was also presented to the State Training Commissioner (Guides), Smti W. Tariang and District Training Commissioner (Guides), East Khasi Hills and Teacher, St. John’s School, Laban, Smti M. Lyngdoh.
The Hon’ble Charge of Leader Trainer is the highest training for a Trainer in Scouting and Guiding and capable of conducting trainings for all levels of Adult Leaders. The Hon’ble Charge is issued by the National Training Centre – Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh.