Dharamsala: Himachal Government would allot suitable land measuring about 100 kanals at Rangas in district Hamirpur for development of training centre of the State Bharat Scouts and Guides. Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister who is also the Patron President of the organization, revealed this while presiding over the 2nd meeting of The Bharat Scouts and Guides.
He announced enhancement in the grant-in-aid of Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh to facilitate the scouts and guides carry their activities more conveniently.
CM said that the modalities for transfer of the identified land would be completed on priority after observation of all codal formalities and in consultation with the local revenue authorities so that construction work of the training centre could be started at the earliest. He also said that the hostel building of the Government senior secondary school, Berthin in district Bilaspur which was lying unutilized for the bonafide purposes would also be repaired and handed over to the State Unit of the Bharat Scouts and Guides for carrying out their activities.
Dr. O.P. Sharma, Chief State Commissioner said that 40,000 scouts from 158 countries participated at the International Jamboree held in London recently and Himachali scout, Ms. Suman Hota was privileged to lead the national team.