Nine scouts from Himachal Pradesh have been selected to participate in the prestigious World Scout Jamboree at South Korea, which includes seven from Kangra District, viz: Satyam Dhiman, Ketav Sodhi, Anitya Dhiman, Nipun Sharma, Harshit, Ansh Pradhan and Vanik Pandit of Rainbow Public School, Nagrota Bagwan, and Karan Thakur, serving as Arts Teacher in Senior Secondary School Rajiyana. Rover Balveer Singh from Mandi and Ranger Ankita Thakur are the remaining participants who will take part as International Services Team, State Chief Commissioner, BS&GHP -cum- Director of Higher Education Dr. Amarjeet Kumar Sharma stated here today.
A total of 384 Indian nationals, categorized in eight units, will participate in the International jamboree event under the banner of Indian Scouts and Guides. This year the theme of the mega event is ‘Draw Your Dream’ and over 50,000 scouts from 172 countries will take part in the mega event. The event is one of the biggest outdoor educational programmes organised for the youth and includes adventure activities, achieving sustainable development targets, and mental as well physical strengthening activities.
Anitya Dhiman of Himachal has been selected as media coordinator head of the seventh unit.
In 1920, after years-long efforts of Founder of Scouting Lord Robert Baden Powel, the first World Scout Jamboree was organised in London in which 8,000 scouts from 34 countries participated. Since then, the World Scout Jamboree is being organised regularly after a gap of four years for scouts aged between 14 to 17 years, representing all 172 nations in the world.