Participation in the Republic Day Parade is an inspiring accomplishment: Governor

  • Governor Patel called on by participants of the National Service Scheme in the Republic Day Parade

Bhopal : The officials and volunteers of the National Service Scheme, who participated in the parade contingent of the National Service Scheme in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, paid a courtesy visit to Governor Shri Mangubhai Patel at the Raj Bhavan. They shared their experiences from the month-long camp held in New Delhi during the Republic Day celebrations. Information about awards and certificates earned in various programmes and competitions during the camp was given and photographs were shown. In the programme, the volunteers welcomed Governor Shri Patel by presenting a bouquet and the officials of the National Service Scheme presented mementos. On this occasion, Principal Secretary to the Governor Shri Sanjay Shukla, Higher Education Commissioner Shri Nishant Warwade, Vice Chancellor of Barkatullah University Shri SK Jain, officials of the National Service Scheme Regional Directorate and volunteers were present.

Governor Shri Patel expressed that participating in the Republic Day Parade in the nation’s capital is a truly inspiring accomplishment. The success of the participant fills his family, community, region and state with joy and enthusiasm. The participants become a source of inspiration for the future generations. Congratulating the volunteers, he said that he himself is feeling proud of their achievement. The parade of women in front of the President, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, who holds the highest post of the Republic, symbolizes the pleasant changes occurring in the country. Governor Shri Patel said that the volunteers experienced the feeling of national unity in the camp. It is their responsibility to spread it in the society. Working with the feeling that their actions should bring glory to the nation is the way to make a developed India. He appreciated the efforts of the National Service Scheme to create public awareness about environmental, health and social challenges and responsibilities. He said that nature has bestowed more intellectual and physical powers to humans than any other creature. Nature intends that humans should help in the development of other living beings. The relevance of human life lies in this.

While sharing her experiences of the Republic Day Parade with Governor Shri Patel, volunteer Sushri Swati Maurya said that the experience of the parade on Kartavya Path is beyond description. The feeling of national pride, zeal and thrill is unforgettable. Volunteer Sushri Priyanka Samudre described the experiences of time management and discipline in the camp as the heritage of her life.

Regional Director National Service Scheme Shri Ashok Kumar Shroti said in the welcome address that only 148 girl students from the entire country were selected to give the salute on the Kartavya Path, which included 8 girls from the state. He told that these girls were selected from among 1 lakh 56 thousand girl students of the state. He said that during the Republic Day camp, 30 volunteers and 10 organisations are awarded at the national level. Dr. Indra Verma, Director of the Institute of Excellence in Higher Education from the state, student Ankit Lakhera and girl student Akshita Sharma were awarded in the institutional and volunteer categories. Dr. RK Vijay proposed the vote of thanks..

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