Sindh Government releases funds for National Jamboree being held at Khairpur

KARACHI: Sindh finance department, as per instructions of Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has issued Rs.100 million for the 14th National Scouts Jamboree to be held at Khairpur from December 16 to December 23.

Secretary, Sindh Boys Scouts Association, Akhter Mir told APP Tuesday that theme for National Jamboree – 2014, to also coincide with Second SAANSO Scouts Jamboree, is “Peace Through Scouting”.

It was said to be attended by around 6000 boy scouts from different parts of the country.

“Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India are among the SAARC countries who have already confirmed their participation while the same is still awaited from Afghanistan, Nepal and Maldives,” he said.

The SBSA Secretary mentioned that during the recently held World Scout Moot at Slovenekia, countries including United Kingdom, Turkey and Saudi Arabia had also expressed their keen interest to attend the jamboree being hosted by Pakistan in December.

“We as a courtesy invited them for the same and contingents of eight to 16 scouts aged 18 years to 30 years from these countries are also expected to attend the jamboree,” he said.

In reply to a question, Mir said Khairpur Boy Scouts Association, is itself the oldest scouts association in the country established in the Khairpur state ruled by Talpurs much before establishment of the country.

About four main activities planned for the jamboree, he said a global village would be held during the six day event and that there would also be educational visits, youth forum, adventure training, cultural sessions and so-forth.

As per instructions of the provincial scout commissioner for Sindh, Muhammad Siddique Memon, no jamboree fees will be chaged from the participants.