Nepal Scouts be transformed in timely manner: Minister Shrestha


Kathmandu, June 19: Minister for Youth and Sports Biraj Bhakta Shrestha has pointed out the need for Nepal Scouts to be in tune with the changing times.     

At the 73rd anniversary of the Nepal Scouts, Minister Shrestha asserted that the Nepal Scouts should embrace changes while keeping intact its values.     

Noting that the importance of the Scouts was indispensable in building a civilized society, he said that the Scout's next agenda should be issues concerning environment conservation and being close to nature.     

He commended that the scouts had helped produce human resources to eliminate anomalies, deal with disasters and build a civilized society.     

The Minister informed that they were mulling strengthening youth mobilization by holding the meeting of the National Council very soon.     

On the occasion, Nepal Scout's Director Ram Prasad Bhattarai presented the organization's annual report for the fiscal year 2023/24.     

Of the Rs 70 million provided by the government to the Nepal Scouts in grants, some Rs 70 per cent was spent in the current fiscal year, he shared.     

He presented the report illustrating activities of the Nepal Scout in all seven provinces to the Minister.     

Likewise, Chief Commissioner of Nepal Scouts Mahendra Raj Ranjit said that the scout had been playing a disciplinary role for children and youths as well as to develop leadership qualities in youths as well as to build Nepal's image in international level among others.     

On the occasion, Nepal Scout honoured various people for their contribution to as well as for emerging victorious in various competitions organized by the Nepal Scout.     

Minister Shrestha feted them with certificates at a ceremony organized at Nepal Scout's office at Lazimpat, Kathmandu.(RSS)

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