Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Scouting encourages physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive and effective place in society as responsible citizens.
“As a student, I have served as a scout and had the art and knowhow to install a tent properly and had stayed in camps here in 1976 for a couple of days, therefore I feel honored to be with you [scouts] today.”
This he said while speaking at the concluding ceremony of 8th Sindh Scouts Camporee organized at Training Center, Gulshan-e-Iqbal. The programme was attended by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Chief Pattern Scouts, Sindh Siddique Memon and others.
Mr Shah said that he was a scout from class VIIIth and had participated in all the training and Camporees and still he remembered all the coded messages and its activities. “You [scouts] are going to hold a mega event in your headquarter in March 2022 and I’ll not only attend that event but would stay a night with you in the camp,” he announced.
Murad Ali Shah appreciating the services of scouts said that they have performed dedicated and commendable duties during Muharram majalis and COVID situations. “This is the manifestation of your belief in the humanity,” he said and added “the actual satisfaction in your heart and soul you feel when you serves humanity irrespective any discrimination,” he said.
The chief minister showed his photographs of 1976 in which he was clad in scout uniform to the participants of the Camporee.
The CM appreciated the chief secretary Mumtaz Shah and chief pattern of Sindh Scouts Siddique Memon for their dedication in imparting proper training to scouts, boys and girls.
On the occasion, chief secretary Mumtaz Shah and Siddique Memon also spoke. The scouts demonstrated their skill, including presenting songs and tableaus.
The chief minister planted a tree to mark the 8th Scouts Camporee.