The Governor would present the Chathurtha Charan, Heerak Pankh and Rajyapuraskar awards.
Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala will on February 29 present awards to Scouts and Guides, Cubs and Bulbuls, and Rovers and Rangers.
The Chathurtha Charan award is given to Cubs and Bulbuls (boys and girls in the 5-10 age group), the Heerak Pankh award to Scouts and Guides (boys and girls in the 10-16 age group), and Rajyapuraskar to Rovers and Rangers (boys and girls who are above 17 years of age).
Kondajji B. Shanmukhappa, vice-president of Bharat Scouts and Guides, Karnataka, told a press conference: “This is an annual event. Certificates will be awarded to 5,000 students. But at the ceremony, due to seating capacity and time restraints, only 500 will be awarded by the governor.”
M. A. Chellaiah, nodal officer of Scouts and Guides, Bengaluru district, informed The Observer: “In BBMP-run schools, students are taught skills so that they develop a positive attitude. These skills will help them get employment.”
Bharat Scouts and Guides, with its headquarters in New Delhi, was established in 1950. It aims to become a ‘globally viable youth movement’ by 2024.
The governor is the patron of Bharat Scouts and Guides.