Imphal, November16, 2017 (DIPR): Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla distributed certificates of honour to 17 Manipur State Bharat Scouts  & Guides belonging to different districts of Manipur including Tamenglong, Ukhrul, Senapati  and Imphal West in connection with the 9th Governor Rally Rajya Puraskar Distribution Ceremony held today at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan.

The Rajya Puraskar awardees were Chunchamliu Gonmei,Norma Y L, Sopemchon Shingnaisui,Theiya Varam,Th. Maraila Christina,Sandhyarani Thoudem,Ksh Lanleima Chanu, Dimring Mehnaaz,Thounaojam Vishal,Irom Bushan Singh,Aadarsh Haobijam,Gaithaochung Pamei,Jaikaolung Pamei,Gailanguang Kamei,Kazipkhui Raiping,Vareiso Hungyo & Arnold Naorem.

Education Minister   Th Radheshyam & State Chief Commissioner of Bharat State Scouts & Guides,   Th. Ibopishak Singh were also present on the occasion as Presidium members.

Assistant Commissioner, Manipur Bharat State Scouts & Guides, Diki Dona Bhutia presented scarves to the dignitaries while a troupe of scouts & guides blew away the minds of the audience with a beautiful fusion of tribal & maibi dance performance.

A book titled “Guide Book to Scout Masters” translated in Manipuri by  Th. Ibopishak was released by  Governor at the function.

Highlighting the main objective of the Scouts’ movement as based on the principle “Duty to God, Duty to others and Duty to Self”, Dr. Najma said that it is a system of progressive self-education through “Promise and Law, Learning by Doing”. She recalled the historic origin of the movement in 1988 in the State by merging different Scouts and Guides associations working under different banners, she supported the movement strongly saying that why not the training of NCC Scouts & Guides be made compulsory in Government schools.

She congratulated the Rajya Puraskar awardees and encouraged them to continue serving Manipur in future.

Appreciating the work of Governor as a catalyst in bringing positive change in Manipur in view of the many recent activities happening in and around Raj Bhavan, Minister Th Radheshyam thanked her for mentoring and guiding the people of the State.

“We need good human beings and leaders to have a better future. We expect a lot from the Manipur Bharat State Scouts & Guides & appreciate and congratulate them for their contribution to the society. They will work to bring peace & unity in Manipur”, he said.

Delivering the welcome address, Th. Ibopishak said that the Rajya Puraskar award is a prestigious honour from the Governor for their achievement in multi-dimensional activities.

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