Panaji, April 19, 2016 … Governor of Goa Smt. Mridula Sinha presented the Rajya Puraskar awards to 50 Scouts and Guides of various schools of Goa at a function held in the city by the Bharat Scouts and Guides Association, Goa Branch. Dy Chief Minister Shri. Francis De Souza who is the President of Goa Scouts and Guides Association graced the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said the Bharat Scouts and Guides Association is doing a commendable job by inculcating in children values of humanism , brotherhood, peaceful co-existence, harmony and tolerance. She said this will help them to make the society a better place to live in and also help in nation building. She hoped that more and more children join this human cause.
Speaking on the occasion Shri. Francisco De Souza said that the Scouts and Guides are doing an excellent humanitarian service to the society, whenever the need arises. He said the training imparted to them should be put in use for the benefit of the society Earlier Shri P.R. Nadkarni, State Chief Commissioner in his welcome address listed the activities of the Association.
The Dy. Chief Minister presented awards to the best Scouter/ Guide and also for outstanding units.
State Secretary Shri. James Fernandes gave a brief report of Rajya Puraskar Awards.
Jt. Secretary, Shobha Mhadgut proposed vote of thanks.