Kavitha Takes Charge of TS Scouts and Guides

Nizamabad MP K Kavitha has been elected the first state chief commissioner of the newly-formed Telangana chapter of Bharat Scouts and Guides (BS & G) Association here Monday.

The Andhra Pradesh chapter, which remained united for nearly a year after bifurcation of the state, formally split on March 10. With her appointment as state chief commissioner, Kavitha became the youngest person to hold this position in the country.

She is also the only second woman state chief commissioner in India. She formally took charge at the investiture ceremony held at the BSG state headquarters at Domalguda on Monday. Before taking charge, the MP also took membership in scouts and guides.

Addressing young scouts, guides and senior BSG members, Kavitha promised to bring back the good old days for scouts and guides in Telangana. “Somehow, the enrolment in scouts has drastically come down in the past few years. Our immediate challenge is to increase membership, especially among young students,” she said. Kavitha planned her first-ever meeting as state chief commissioner with the members after May 13. The meeting should be the beginning of a new mission to completely reform the BSG in the state, she said.

Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari, who was also present, felt that more and more schoolchildren should become members of BSG. KP Mishra, vice-president, BSG, national headquarters, New Delhi, Dr K Sukumara, director, national headquarters, New Delhi and Shashidharan, state chief commissioner, Andhra Pradesh chapter of BSG, were also present.

Source: The New Indian Express

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