Thursday, January 28, 2010

3rd State Rally of Sikkim State, Bharat Scouts & Guides held at Himalayan Home, Majhitar

      Dr H P CHETTRI

Rangpo, January 28:
The 3rd State Rally for the Bharat Scouts & Guides of Sikkim was concluded with the Grand Camp Fire yesterday at Himalayan Home, Khani Khola, East Sikkim. The programme had commenced from 24th January under the sponsorship of Sikkim State Association, The Bharat Scouts & Guides. Since there was no fund available from the State Government for 2009-10 till date, the programme was conducted on loan and a person or contribution from the participants. 129 nos. of Scouts & Guides from the different Senior Secondary Schools, Secondary Schools, and Jr. High Schools of Sikkim along with 11 unit leaders had participated in this 3rd State Rally. This Rally was held under the supervision of Dr. H.P. Chhetri, State Chief Commissnor, BS&G, Mr. D.R.Gurung, Leader of the Event, with six staff members from the State.

In his valedictory address, Sikkim State Chief Commissnor of BS&G & chief Guest of the ceremony Dr. H.P.Chhetri highlighted the aims and duties to the participating Scouts and Guides of Sikkim, Further he added that the minimum 10 nos. of Scouts & Guides from Sikkim will be sent for Rastrapati award after the selection from the Rajya Puruskar from this year. Mr. D.R.Gurung, Leader of the Events also addressed the ceremony & presented the camp reports of the events. During the event he added, Sensitization, Folk Songs, Folk Dances, Devotional Songs, Knotting, Lashing, and Pioneering were held.

Before concluding the event Dr. Chhetri distributed the certificate to the participants. After the vote of thanks of Mr. P.K.Shakya, State Secretary, State Chief Commissnor declared the end of the 5 days long 3rd State Rally.