In his address, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio urged the Bharat Scout & Guides and the youths to propagate peace and harmony in the state. He added that the future depends on the youth of the State to make Nagaland a vibrant and responsible society with love and peace prevailing, and catch up with the rest of the country in all aspects.
Citing that Nagaland state is still known as a “disturbed area” and with the draconian law Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) still in place in parts of the state, which gives special power to the Army, the Chief Minister in his address said, youths are the backbone of our society and urged them to propagate and take the message of peace and harmony to the community.
Rio encouraged that there should be more enrolment from the State as the Scouts & Guides is an international movement for the service of the people. He also called for district wise enrolment and asked the members to motivate others to join the movement. Rio said that he was awarded the Silver Elephant award, the highest national award of the Scouts & Guides movement in India, in 2015 by the President of India and added that it was because of the support and encouragement of the people.
Rio further called upon the youths of the state to be a weapon of good things and to be responsible citizen in order to make ours a vibrant and responsible society, so that peace and love can prevail in the state and also catch up with the rest of the country in all aspects.
Advisor, Youth Resources & Sports, Zale Neikha addressing the gathering informed that the Bharat Scouts & Guides in Nagaland was first formed in the year 1967. He added that there are currently more than 3,000 Scouts & Guides and 400 plus Unit Leaders and officials spread over the various districts of the State. He hoped that more students and young alike will take interest and join as members in the family of the Scouts & Guides.
The Advisor stated that the NSBSG is doing an exceptional job and many of its members have brought laurels to the State. He also mentioned the effort put in by the NSBSG during the COVID lockdown. He said that the NSBSG has been involved in many activities such as awareness programmes, mass cleanliness drive, community-based projects etc. Neikha hoped that new units would be formed for the newly created districts of Nagaland. He urged upon the members to stay true to their motto and be always prepared. He expected that the new building will provide the much-needed environment to the members to practise their tasks, to boost their pride and loyalty to the people of the State.
A brief note on the Jubilee Building construction was shared by Convenor, Construction Committee & State Treasurer, NSBSG, K. Neibou Sekhose. The welcome address was delivered by State Chief Commissioner, Atuo Mezhür Sekhose while Director, YRS and Vice President, NSBSG, Akumla Chuba proposed the vote of thanks.
The programme was also attended by Minister, Agriculture and Cooperation, G. Kaito Aye; Minister, Higher Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along; MLA, Keneizhakho Nakhro and a host of government officials.