State’s highest award for scouts and guides Raja Puraskar was awarded to 37 scouts and 54 guides from various districts on Sunday. The awards were presented by Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu, minister for higher education & urban development and also the state president of Nagaland State Bharat Scouts & Guides (NSBSG) at state training center at Nerhema.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Liezietsu emphasized on the need of responsible and dedicated citizens in the state and lauded officials and awardees for their achievement and successfully conducting state highest awards to 91 Scouts and guides.
He has also stressed on importance of peace and reconciliation, especially at this juncture for the brighter and prosperous of our future generation and challenged the awardees to be responsible and good citizens in the society saying “this organization is the right body in molding our younger generation for a better tomorrow”.
He also congratulated Khyomo Lotha, Ex- M.P and senior vice president NSBSG in his new assignment as state chief commissioner.
Dr. Shurhozelie highlighted that there were more than 42 lakh scouts and guides in India, which was very marginal in Nagaland’s context and requested the new teams to emphasiemore on enrollment of scouts and guides in schools and Churches in the state.
Earlier, the function was chaired by Khyomo Lotha, state chief commissioner NSBSG and welcome address by P. Atuo Mezhur Sekhose, state commissioner (Scouts).Importance of Flag Day & Raja Puraskar was highlighted by State Secretary Zakieo Metha and vote of thanks was delivered by State Treasurer K. Neibou Sekhose.