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New Delhi:  President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the Rashtrapati Scout/Guide/Rover/Ranger and Adult Leader Awards/Certificates for the year 2015 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 5, 2016. Speaking on the occasion, the President said the movement of Scout and Guides is a unique platform available to the youth to learn through experience, the values  of friendship, hard work, harmony and humanity.

The President said that he was happy to note that the Bharat Scouts and Guides is continuing to enjoy a prominent place in international Scouting and Guiding.  Scouts and Guides and adult leaders are participating in various international events and have brought name and fame to the organisation and the country as a whole. He said that it is with a sense of great satisfaction that he noted the wide spectrum of activities that the Bharat Scouts and Guides have been engaged in over the past years. The efforts and the events have encompassed humanitarian aid during natural calamities, social campaigns to combat disease and debilitative habits, community workshops for skill-development, joint activities related to Millennium Development Goals and participation in international meets, he said.

The President exhorted Scout and Guides to become messengers of values that seek to create a just and compassionate social order, according to a PIB release.  Each one of us must be mindful of the sensitivities of those around us, and the effect of our words and actions on them, he said.

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