Health Desk- 21 Jan 2020: President Abdul Hamid on Monday urged the scouts to continue their active role in raising social awareness against drugs, terrorism, militancy, child-marriage and fanaticism, reports UNB.
"I hope, the scouts will keep up their active role in raising awareness against drugs, terrorism, militancy, child-marriage and fanaticism as they do always," he said.
The President was speaking at the inaugural programme of the 9th National Cub Camporee held at National Scout Training Centre at Mouchak, Gazipur.
Terming the scouts as future leaders of the nation, he said, "You’ll build a hunger- and poverty-free, secular Bangladesh which Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had dreamt of.”
Mentioning that there is no alternative to hard work and practice, Abdul Hamid said, "Scouting teaches students to be good citizens alongside their academic activities. So, scouting has to be utilised for serving the country."
"National development will be accelerated if the education of scouting is reflected on individual, family and social lives," he added.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, President of Bangladesh Scouts Abul Kalam Azad, Bangladesh Scouts chief national commissioner and the Anti-Corruption Commission commissioner Md Mozammel Haque Khan also spoke at the programme.
The President, also the Chief of Scouts, opened a commemorative stamp on the occasion of Camporee. The President's Scouts Award was also distributed among 48 scouts while the President's Rover Scout among four.