GOVERNOR BALRAM Jakhar on Friday urged Scouts and Guides to not only know good things but also imbibe them.
He said only youth could remove the atmosphere of hatred, dishonesty, immorality and revulsion pervading the society though discipline, sincerity, patriotism and service.
Speaking at the 18th MP Scouts-Guides Rally and Awards function, the Governor emphasised that there should not be any difference in words and actions because ‘we reap what we sow’.
“The present day youth are the foundation of the future and if this is weak, the house constructed on it will collapse,” he said. He added Scouts and Guides should become the beacon lights in society and thus they should do their duties in a planned manner and concentrate towards achievement of objectives.
The shield for district organisation went to Jabalpur and Morena bagged the second place. Hundred and sixty nine Scouts and 130 Guides from 22 districts were also awarded on the occasion for excelling as volunteers. Nineteen members were given medal of merit, gratitude badges and long-term badges on the occasion.
School Education Minister Dr Narottam Mishra who was present on the occasion said electronic channels were creating a negative impact on society and the organisations like the Scouts and Guides could play an important role in stemming this rot.
The state secretary of Scouts and Guides Mahendra Agrawal said the number of Scouts and Guides volunteers in the State was 5.5 lakh. MP and chief commissioner Ashok Argal proposed the vote of thanks. Oorganisation VP Kailash Mishra, state commissioner of Scouts Sanjay Singh and State Commissioner of Guides Padma Shukla were also present in the meeting.