Gov presents state awards to scouts, guides

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Thirty scouts and 19 guides received the Bharat Scouts and Guides (BSG) state awards from Governor BD Mishra at the Raj Bhavan here on Friday during the 20th Arunachal Pradesh State Rajya Puraskar ceremony.
Mishra congratulated the awardees, and exhorted them to work hard and excel in life. He also applauded the BSG trainers and officials.
“The Bharat Scouts and Guides organization helps in capacity-building and enhances the potential of the students,” the governor said, and expressed confidence that the activities of the BSG would continue to have a positive impact on the growth and development of the state’s youths.
Reminding the scouts and guides of the BSG’s laws, he advised them to “actively participate in cleanliness works, take tuition of children from weaker sections of the society, impart first-aid training to other students, volunteer for social service and blood donation camps, and strive to protect the flora and fauna.”
He also advised them to sensitize the people to social issues in order to promote amity and goodwill in the society.
The scouts and guides presented cultural programmes depicting the cultural heritage of Arunachal and national integration. A demonstration on first aid was also presented by them.
State Guide Organizer C Lowang presented a brief report on the BSG’s activities in the state.
Among others, Education Minister Taba Tedir, Education Secretary Niharika Rai, Secondary Education Director Gania Leij, and the governor’s wife, Neelam Misra, attended the ceremony. (Raj Bhavan)