Srinagar: Terming scouting as a platform to turn young kids into responsible citizens of tomorrow, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today appreciated its role in inculcating discipline, character and honesty among the youth.
Giving away the president’s awards among the distinguished scouts and guides of the state here, the chief minister said the history of the organisation is replete with character development of the youth and asked the organisation to carry forward its activities in future as well.
Mehbooba said youth of the state have remained a priority with her and platforms like scouting are doing a great job in developing their mental, physical and moral faculties.
The function was organised by J&K chapter of Bharat Scouts & Guides (BSG) and the chief minister honoured 48 scouts and girl guides with commendations for their dedication during various scouting trainings.
On the occasion, Mehbooba announced to raise an annual grant to the organisation from the present Rs 3 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs and offered to hold the next annual scouting jamboree in the state.
She also assured to provide proper places at Jammu and Srinagar for scouts training.