"Before It's Too Late": President Murmu's Call To Combat Climate Change

Expressing concern over climate change, President Droupadi Murmu said the impact of increasing temperatures and uncertainty of weather is visible and corrective measures should be taken before it is too late.

Addressing the inaugural function of the 18th National Jamboree of Scouts and Guides in Rajasthan's Pali district, President Murmu asked the volunteers to play a role in creating awareness for biodiversity protection, ecological balance and promotion of responsible tourism practices.

She said the menace of climate change is more serious and the impact of increasing temperatures and uncertainty of weather is visible and before it's too late, corrective measures will have to be taken.

President Murmu said the scouts and guides can play an important role in creating awareness of adopting green energy, decreasing the carbon footprint and promoting sustainable development practices.

"You are the makers of the future. Your responsibility is to give a beautiful shape to the future of India. You all should move ahead in facing future challenges. The world is changing at a fast pace and you have to be future-ready," she said.

The President appreciated the scouts and guides for their work and contribution in Covid management during the pandemic.

Governor Kalraj Mishra and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were also present at the function.

The Jamboree is a national level gathering of the Scouts and Guides conducted once in four years. It gives the Scouts and Guides an opportunity to interact with the youth from different states of India and from abroad.

The young people share their customs, food habits, handicrafts, religious practices, culture etc with one another and participate in various activities.

About 35,000 scouts, guides and adult leaders of the Scouts and Guides organisation from different corners of the country and SAARC countries are participating in the 18th National Jamboree from January 4-10.

Governor Mishra said the organisation associated with discipline, service and dedication is basically reflection of the Indian culture of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'.

He called upon the scouts and guides organisation to give priority to the welfare of all and work considering human service as its goal.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said being a scout-guide is a matter of pride. "Here one learns to be disciplined, do social service and follow the great culture of the country," he said.

Ashok Gehlot said there are more than 12 lakh scouts and guides in the state.

During the programme, guests, participants and the crowd were enthralled by various formations and an aerial show by the Suryakiran Aerobatic Team of the Indian Air Force.

Education Minister B D Kalla, Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria, Minister of State for Education Zahida Khan, Chairman of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Dharmendra Rathore, National President of Bharat Scouts and Guides Anil Kumar Jain, Chief National Commissioner K K Khandelwal, State Chief Commissioner Niranjan Arya were also present on the occasion, according to a release.

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Originally Published at NDTV News-India-news

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