President for scout movement
President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged all concerned to introduce scout movement at primary and secondary level public and private educational institutions to produce independent and well-educated youths.
"It is necessary to form a scout team at every educational institution to build our youths into worthy citizens,” he said while inaugurating the 42nd annual meeting of National Council of Bangladesh Scouts at Osmani Memorial Hall in the capital.
The president, who is also the country's Chief Scout, said the youth community would have to be brought up in a proper way, taking fruits of the country's independence, achieved at the cost of lives of 30 lakh martyrs, to the people.
President Hamid lauded activities of scouts in various fields like disaster management, particularly the efficiency they showed in the rescue operation after the collapse of Rana Plaza.
Besides, the president appreciated the scouts for their rural level work in areas like plantation, sanitation, health service and immunisation through creating mass awareness.
At the programme, 10 scouts were awarded “Silver Tiger” while seven others “Silver Hilsa” for their outstanding contributions to the scout movement.
Abdul Karim, president of Bangladesh scouts, Abul Kalam Azad, chief national commissioner, and adviser Abu Hena, among others, also spoke.