Bharat Scouts and Guides Foundation Day | Peace pre-requisite for development: LG

Photo: Jammu and Kashmir Information Department

Jammu, Nov 29: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Wednesday said that peace was the pre-requisite for the development of a progressive society.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that speaking to a delegation of J&K Bharat Scouts and Guides that presented Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha with the sticker flag during the celebration of its Foundation Day of Bharat Scouts and Guides here at Raj Bhawan, the LG said, “Peace is the pre-requisite for the development of a progressive society. Volunteers of Bharat Scouts and Guides should spread the message of peace around the world, work with the spirit of social goodwill and contribute to the journey of Viksit Bharat.”


Every year November 7 is celebrated as Foundation Day of Bharat Scouts and Guides and various events are observed throughout the month.

Speaking on the occasion, the LG said more than 63 lakh Scouts and Guides were an inspiring example of unity in the diversity of the country and the last seven decades they had strengthened the bond of friendship among youth.

“J&K Bharat Scouts and Guides team is selflessly serving the society, contributing in capacity building and cultivating values like discipline and dedication to the nation among youth and have displayed exemplary courage during relief operations,” he said. “A strong economy makes a nation stronger. India has emerged as 5th largest economy and our youth has an important role in achieving the goal of 3rd largest economy in the next four years.”

The LG asked the Scouts and Guides to move ahead with confidence and work on five goals – act together to promote ancient values, contribute to the journey of Viksit Bharat, move together for the nation’s unity and integrity, educate youth about potential and challenges of modern technology, and launch an awareness campaign for environment protection.

“The dark phase of J&K had destroyed the future of our youth. Today, our youth are marching forward with a new resolve to realise their aspirations. Now is the time for Scouts and Guides to embark upon the new goals and engage actively in social development and work for the cause of social equity,” he said.

The LG congratulated the scouts selected for the President’s Award and assured every support from the administration to further strengthen the Bharat Scouts and Guides movement in J&K.

He also interacted with the scouts who represented India during the recently held 25th World Scouts Jamboree held in South Korea and extended his best wishes for their future endeavours.

Director of Youth, Services and Sports and Chief Commissioner, Bharat Scouts and Guides J&K, Subash Chander Chhibber briefed the LG about the achievements and the ongoing activities of the organisation.


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