St Anthony’s College inducted its first batch of Rovers and Rangers at the college auditorium here on September 20.
The students, who had recently participated in an exposure camp held in Nagaland and were subsequently mentored by Ben Hur and Catherine Nongkseh of the Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides, became full-fledged members of the movement.
The Rovers and Rangers, belonging to the Bharat Scouts and Guides, is a voluntary, non-political, educational movement for young people of the college. It is open to all students of the college with the purpose, principles and method conceived by the Scouts and Guide movement.
The St Anthony’s unit is under the leadership of Vancouver Shullai and Dayomika Kharsyntiew, who are faculty coordinators of the unit.
The investiture ceremony brought together young people with a common objective of service. These bright individuals earnestly took their promise, after which they were given their badges and neckers as strong symbols of their commitment to the movement.
The chief guest at the ceremony was Rev Fr D John, whose experience and knowledge of the movement led him to encourage the new young Rovers and Rangers of the college. Other dignitaries included Scouts and Guides state secretary W Lyngdoh, former state secretary Amelia Swer, Akin Kharmawlong and college principal Rev Br Albert Longley Dkhar.