GUWAHATI, April 24 - Every Scout and Guide should work towards nation building and become an ambassador of national integration and international harmony, Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi said today.
Speaking during the presentation of the Rajya Puraskar award at a ceremony organised by Bharat Scouts & Guides, Assam at its State Headquarters in Panbazar, the Governor said every Scout and Guide is a symbol of resilience and tolerance and their actions should reflect the talents they possess, according to a press release issued here.
�It should always be a matter of pride for every Scout and Guide to walk around in their uniform, get inspired and work towards nation building and become an ambassador of national integration and international harmony,� he said.
Mukhi gave away 351 certificates � 162 to Scouts, 155 to Guides, 27 to Rovers and seven to Rangers from all over Assam � congratulated the recipients and wished them bright careers ahead.
�Activities of Scouts and Guides teach us to realise our inner strength and lead us to self promotion,�, he also.
Mukhi said the Rajya Puraskar award has inspired many Scouts and Guides to work towards nation-building and it was indeed heartening that starting at a tender age, Scouts and Guides grow to become individuals working for national integration and international harmony.
�Each one of us must be mindful of the sensitivities of those around us, and the effect of our words and actions on the society. We must collectively preserve the core values of pluralism and compassionate co-existence that have served, over the years, to safeguard the fabric of our society,� he said.
Mukhi said the movement of Scouts and Guides was a unique platform for the youth to learn the values of friendship, hard work, harmony and humanity. They should strive to become better citizens and work for betterment of the society.
Mukhi also lauded the work undertaken by officials of the Bharat Scouts and Guides, Assam.
The Scout Movement that was brought to India by Lord Baden Powell in 1909 has now spread to more than 155 countries with about 38 million members in its fold.
The award ceremony was attended by State Chief Commissioner AK Absar Hazarika, Director of Information and Public Relations Rajiv Prakash Barua, Director of Sports and Youth Welfare PR Khound, State Commissioner (Scouts) Utpal Kumar Das, State Joint Secretary Ambika Prasad Sharma, and State Secretary Khagendra Nath Das.