GOVERNOR INDUCTED AS THE CHIEF PATRON OF THE MEGHALAYA BHARAT SCOUTS AND GUIDES
By The Space
Shillong November 7, 2022: Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, Brig. (Dr.) B D
Mishra (Retd) was today inducted as the Chief Patron of the Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and
Guides in a ceremony held at the Headquarters of the Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides
at Pine Mount Ridge, Shillong.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor lauded the service rendered by the Bharat Scouts
and Guides across all territories and dominions of the Indian Union, since its inception 72
years ago. Extending his greetings on the 73 rd Foundation Day of the Bharat Scouts and
Guides and the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Meghalaya Chapter of the Bharat Scouts
adn Guides, he congratulated the 50 Scouts and Guides Awardees of the Prestigious
Governor's Award and urged them continue with their good initiatives and work hard
towards building a better tomorrow.
Pointing out that importance of inculcating the habit of service to humanity, the Governor
urged the Bharat Scouts and Guides to live up to the ideals of the Bharat Scouts and Guides
Movement and work for the betterment of the society and the Nation as a whole. Adding
that the ideals cultivated at a young age will stay with them forever, the Governor stressed
on the importance of humanism and selfless service to others. Citing the example of the
Honourable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s leadership during the Covid-pandemic, he
stressed on the need for the youth to be aware of their roles and responsibilities.
On the occasion the Governor presented ‘Rajya Puraskars’to 50 Scouts and Guides and 2
rangers for having undergone training and successfully completing it. The Rajya Puraskar is
the highest award that a Scout and Guide can achieve at the state level.
On the day the Governor also released the Foundation Flag, the sale proceeds of which will
be sent to the National Headquarters of the Bharat Scouts and Guides, to be utilised for the
needy all over the country.
A special performance by the awardees added a touch of fun and gaiety to the programme.