Shillong(Meghalaya), Oct 29 : Meghalaya Governor, Satya Pal Malik was today inducted as the Chief Patron of the Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides at a ceremony held at the Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, here .
Speaking on the occasion, the Govenor said that the Bharat Scouts and Guides is a benevolent organization for young people as well as the community and hoped that he would be able to lend his support to the Movement for the betterment of the society. Recognizing the efforts of the Bharat Scouts and Guides in tackling the COVID -19 situation as well as supporting Central Government initiatives such as Fit India Movement, Khelo India and Azadi Ki Amrit Mahotsav, he urged the members to continue with their good initiatives and to utilize the young people’s force to motivate and generate awareness among the masses.
D P Wahlang, State Chief Commissioner, Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides informed that following the directives of the Scouts and Guides Movement from the National Headquarters, New Delhi to increase the membership g of the Scouts and Guides in the country to total of 1 crore membership by 2025, the Meghalaya Chapter of the Movement issued directives to all schools, colleges and universities to identify faculty members and also to pep up students to join as beginners and form units in their respective institutions.
Songs and dances were also presented by the members on the occasion.