Shillong(Meghalaya), Nov 9 : The Meghalaya Bharat Scouts & Guides observed the 71st Foundation Day and Flag Day on the 9th November, 2021 at a programme held at the State Headquarters, MBSG, here .
Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer and Vice President of MBSG, F R Kharkongor graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
During the programme P. Ryngksai was inducted as the new state treasurer of the MBSG.
Speaking on the occasion Kharkongor congratulated all the awardees and mentors who have played a major role in motivating, inspiring and shaping the young Scouts and Guides and in moving forward despite many challenges.
He stated that the event is very significant especially with the onslaught of Covid-19 pandemic in the last 2 years where students have faced a lot of uncertainties, besides putting on hold several programmes of the movement including social – mobilisation of students, camps and jamborees and added that it is a joyous moment to celebrate the day in a befitting manner.
He also stressed on the need for digital units in the form of online modes/platforms in which the young Scouts and Guides can bond and interact with each other for a sufficient development.
Kharkongor urged this robust, dynamic and vibrant youth organisation to take active part in the celebration of the 50 years of statehood and also in the celebration of 75 years of India’s independence.
During the day the Chief Guest handed over the Rajya Puraskar Certificates to 20 Guides, 7 Rangers, 6 Scouts and 3 Rovers. Meritorious awards and Achievements to Adult Leaders were also presented.