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Be self-confident, PM tells scouts

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the scouts to be honest, resolute and good charactered persons and to move with self-confidence, reports BSS. "We are a victorious nation and none could be able to suppress us. We would never retreat and it does not match with our character...we must march forward keeping our head high and I hope that the scouts would perform their responsibility with this thinking," she said. The Prime Minister made the comments while formally inaugurating the 8th National Cub Camporee at the National Scouting Training Centre at Mouchak in Gazipur through videoconferencing from her official residence Ganabhaban yesterday.
Terming today's children as well as the scouts as the future of the country, the Prime Minister asked them to get ready for making any sacrifice for the people to build a prosperous and developed Bangladesh. "You must love the country and the people...you must work for the countrymen to build a prosperous and developed Bangladesh," she said. The premier also directed the authorities concerned to take necessary steps for setting up scout training centres in all divisions to further expand and strengthen the scouting movement in the country. "There should have specific place to set up camp or centre in all divisions for imparting training and other activities. If such camp is established in all divisions, the scouting activities will be further expanded in the country," she said.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya and State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki and president of Bangladesh Scouts and PM's Principal Secretary Md Abul Kalam Azad spoke from Mouchak Camporee Ground.
Chief National Scout Commissioner and Camporee Chief Dr Md Mozammel Haque Khan presided over the function and delivered the welcome address at Ganobhaban, while some child scouts shared their experiences with the Premier from Mouchak Camporee Ground. The six-day National Cub Camporee began at the National Scouting Training Centre at Mouchak in Gazipur on Friday with the participation of 8000 cub scouts and officials from all upazilas of the country.
The Prime Minister also handed over "Shapla Cub Awards" to 71 selected cub scouts from 10 regions at the inaugural function.
While talking about new "The Bangladesh Scouting Expansion and Scout Shatabdi Bhaban Construction Project " which is waiting for approval, the Premier put emphasis on placing the scheme immediately.
In this connection, Sheikh Hasina mentioned that she has already asked the authorities concerned to improve the quality of scouting activities by making it time-befitting from primary to secondary levels.

 

 

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