Shillong, May 28: Deputy Commissioner-cum- president of the Bharat Scout & Guides of East Khasi Hills District, PS Dkhar on Monday attended the valedictory function of the week-long Combined Basic Course Training 2018 for Scoutmaster and Guide Captain, which was held at the State Headquarters of the Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides.
The training was organized by the Bharat Scouts and Guides of East Khasi Hills District Association under the financial assistance of the Voluntary Action Fund scheme.
Altogether, 63 scouts and guides from 39 schools of East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi Districts attended the training.
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Dkhar said that the main objective of the training was to promote scouting and guiding in all schools in the State with a purpose to contribute to the overall development of students. He also urged the scoutmaster and guides captain who attended the training to open the units in their respective schools.
The scouts and guides movement played a very important role in moulding the character of the students by providing a platform to learn through experience, values of friendship, team work, harmony and humanity in order to make a positive contribution to the society, he added.
During the training, various scouting and guiding activities, such as tying of knots, first aid, flag procedure, fundamental of the movement, wood craft signs, hiking and camping and mid- course evaluation, preparation for grand camp fire etc., were imparted.