Says P.G.R. Sindhia, State Chief Commissioner, Bharat Scouts and Guides
The seven-day 17th National Jamboree of Bharat Scouts and Guides with the theme ‘Together for Better Tomorrow’ was held at Adakanahalli near Nanjangud from Dec. 29, 2016 to Jan 4, 2017. There were many who worked tirelessly for the success of the mega event and it showed when a day after the valedictory function, a few of the elders came and congratulated P.G.R. Sindhia, the State Chief Commissioner, at the Jayachamarajendra Scouts and Guides Bhavan, in Mysuru. There was one aged lady who said, “Very great Sir, no other State has done this. In future you must become the Chief National Commissioner.” The hearts of the people around Sindhia swelled with pride.
Senior journalist N. Niranjan Nikam caught up with Sindhia, the man behind the show, who finally managed to spare time after being totally caught up in the organisation of this mammoth exercise involving 25,000 children for more than a week. He spoke at length about his involvement with the Scouts and Guides, his own life, the challenges of organising an event of this magnitude, the contributions of the Wadiyars, the cooperation he got from the State Government and the local team, and the fact that the Jamboree was almost incident-free, in this free-wheeling and candid interview to Star of Mysore.—Ed
“I have failed in spite of holding a successful Jamboree because Karnataka could not get a place. It was Rajasthan which got the first place and Uttar Pradesh the second place. I do not have proper bandset, good costumes, no support for training the teachers. Our teachers should go abroad like other States that send their teachers to foreign countries...”
By N. Niranjan Nikam
Star of Mysore (SOM): he seven-day 17th National Jamboree of Scouts and Guides is a stupendo...more