day’s proceedings of the Rajya Puraskar testing Camp began with the rehearsal
of the ‘Inaugural Ceremony’. The final rehearsal of
the ‘Inaugural Ceremony’ was organized at 09.00 A.M. At 10.00 A.M the Scouts
and Guides of KV IIT Powai, Mumbai accorded a grand ceremonial ‘Colour
Party’ welcome to Dr. (Smt.) V. Vijayalaxmi, State Commissioner, Guides , KVS
State Bharat Scouts and Guides , Deputy Commissioner (Personnel), and
Officiating Joint Commissioner,(Admn) KVS, New Delhi. It was followed by
scarf Presentation event. All the dignitaries were presented scarves.
Chief guest Dr. Smt. V. Vijayalaxmi lighted the lamp and garlanded the
portrait of Lord Baden Powell, founder of the Scouting movement. It was then
followed by a welcome address given by Shri. PRL Gupta, Honorable Assistant
Commissioner, KVS Mumbai and the Divisional Commissioner, (Scouts) and head of
the host Region, welcomed the distinguished Chief Guest and other dignitaries
- Brig. S .S. Lamba, Chairman, VMC, KV No. I Dehuroad and Station Commandant,
Mr. L. Mohanty , Joint General Manager, Chairman, KV OF Dehu Raod, Pune , Mr.
Subhash Sharma Commandant CRPF, Mrs. A.P. Bhalla, Deputy Divisional
Commissioner(Guides) , Mumbai Division and Education Officer, Mumbai Region
were present on this occasion.
Gupta Hon’ble Assistant Commissioner, KVS, Mumbai Region, in his formal
welcome address thanked the KVS authorities for giving pristine opportunity.
He highlighted the significance of scouting movement and motivated the scouts
and guides.It was followed by a welcome song titled‘Swagatam Atithi
Vandanam’ presented by the students of KV No. 1, Dehu Road, Pune. A
unique trend of Eco – friendly felicitation was practicsed by KV No.2 O.F.,
Dehu Road. The dignitaries were presented ‘Potted Plants’ as a memorable
token. Miss Manjuli Sharma A.S.O.C (Guides) and STC, KVS state District
Commissioner, (Guides) Mumbai, presented a brief report and highlighted the
objectives of the trainings Camp.
students of KV Ganeshkhind presented a colorful and spectacular cultural
programme. The dance item revealed the cultural extra vaganza of our
country. The participants projected the placards depicting the
‘Ashtavinayaks’ Ranjangaon, Moregaon, Mahad, Theyure, Siddhatek, Pali, Lenadri
The item was
highly applauded by the participants and guests alike. The students of KV
Southern Command, Pune , presented a group song titled – ‘WE ARE THE WORLD, WE
ARE THE CHILDREN’. Nearly seventy students participated in it and paid rich
tributes to Lord Baden Powell. It was followed by presentation of beads,
parchments, pins and certificates to HWB, ALT, LTs, by Dr (Mrs) V.Vijaylaxmi,
State Commissioner, Guides , KVS State Bharat Scouts and Guides , Deputy
Commissioner (Personnel), and Officiating Joint Commissioner,(Admn) KVS, New
Delhi. She presented the beads, parchments, pins and certificates to the
veterans of the scouting movement.
Gupta, Assistant Commissioner, KVS (MR) presented mementos to Dr. (Smt) V
Vijayalaxmi, State Commissioner, Guides , KVS State Bharat Scouts and Guides ,
Deputy Commissioner (Personnel), and Officiating Joint Commissioner,(Admn) KVS,
New Delhi, as a mark of great respect. Thereafter, Dr.(Smt) V. Vijaylaxmi
Chief Guest blessed the budding scouts and guides. In her enlightening
speech, she highlighted the significance of scouting movement. She, further,
said that this movement will inculcate self-discipline, sense of respect and
positive attitude to help others.
A.P. Bhalla, Deputy Divisional Commissioner (Guides), Mumbai Division and
Education Officer, Mumbai Region proposed vote of thanks. She conveyed her
sincere thanks to the KVS authorities for giving opportunity to conduct the
prestigious Rajya Puraskar testing camp. She thanked Dr. V. Vijayalaxmi for
her kind and benevolent presence at the venue.
inaugural function was over, the Chief Guest, along with all the dignitaries
and the Principals of different KVs visited the host Vidyalaya- K.V. Ordnance
Factoy, Dehu Road Pune .
followed by supervision of the hygienic preparation at the mess. The Scout
testing process started at 14.30 hrs and continued till 19.00 hrs. Shri. S. S
Chamoli, LOC (Scouts) conducted a meeting of the testing team followed by the
Camp Fire (Group Wise).
At 12.15 hrs,
dinner was served to all the participants. At 21.15 hrs, Shri. S.S Chamoli,
the LOC (Scouts) conducted a meeting of escorts, members of testing team and
officials. He gave the necessary directions to conduct the testing