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Centenary celebrations of Scouts & Guides inaugurated

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CAMARADERIE: Governor R.L. Bhatia, Minister for Education M.A. Baby, Minister for Law M. Vijayakumar and MP Pannian Ravindran at the State-level inauguration of the year-long centenary celebrations of the Kerala State Bharat Scouts & Guides in Thiruv ananthapuram on Monday. Photo: C. Ratheesh Kumar
CAMARADERIE: Governor R.L. Bhatia, Minister for Education M.A. Baby, Minister for Law M. Vijayakumar and MP Pannian Ravindran at the State-level inauguration of the year-long centenary celebrations of the Kerala State Bharat Scouts & Guides in Thiruv ananthapuram on Monday. Photo: C. Ratheesh Kumar

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Governor lauds the efforts of Scouts & Guides for conceiving programmes such as planting of trees, setting up of a voluntary rescue team and taking steps for drugs free campus

Thiruvananthapuram: Governor R.L. Bhatia, on Monday, said the Scouts and Guides had evolved into an effective international movement for young people.

He was speaking after inaugurating the year-long centenary celebrations of the Kerala State Bharat Scouts & Guides at a function organised at the VJT Hall here. Mr. Bhatia urged the students to adhere to the motto of the scouts and guides movement, and be honest, loyal and a lover of nature.

The Governor lauded the efforts of the authorities of the Kerala Bharat Scouts & Guides for conceiving programmes such as planting of trees, setting up of a voluntary rescue team and taking steps for drugs free campus.

Presiding over the State-level function, Minister for Education M.A. Baby expressed his hope that the new activities planned by the Bharat Scouts and Guides would be for society's welfare. The scouts and guides can lend a helping hand to create awareness among the public to protect nature, he added.

Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs M. Vijayakumar, in his keynote address, suggested that the activities of the Scouts and Guides be extended to Plus Two level and college level.

MP Pannian Ravindran, district panchayat president Anavoor Nagappan, Principal Secretary General Education K.J. Mathew, State Treasurer- Kerala State Bharat Scouts & Guides V.S. Hareendranath and State Commissioner P.V. Kurian spoke.

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