Mangalore, Oct 03, 2014: The DK district unit of Bharat Scouts and Guides held an interaction programme with DK DC A B Ibrahim at his residence at Balmatta in Mangalore on Gandhi Jayanthi Oct 2, an age old practice. The DC interacted with Scouts and Guides and gave clarifications to various questions by the scouts and guides.
Students of Cassia High School raised a question on safety of girls. In reply he said that along with the efforts of administration and police system to prevent crime against women, there is a need to change the mindsets. The respect for women must start in the families and the discrimination of girl child should stop, the DC said.
A Sharada Vidyalaya group raised the issue on plastic ban. The DC said a complete ban of plastic is not a solution as plastic has got a wide acceptability over time. The need is for controlled use of plastics within the frame work. We can use alternatives wherever it is possible. Children should take part actively in eco clubs in their schools, he said and added that he will convene a meeting of eco club members at his office soon.
It is note worthy that the Scouts and Guides requested the DC to ply KSRTC buses in city which will be helpful for students. A student said that the conductors in private city buses behave rudely with students. The DC said that 30 KSRTC buses will be run under JnNURM in city shortly.
He administered an oath to the Scouts and Guides on Swatcha Bharat Abhiyan. An all religion prayer was also held. Bharat Scouts and Guides district Commissioner N G Mohan, District Commissioner (Guides) Irene D’Cunha, Bharath Scouts and Guides district Vice President Vasanth Rao, and Treasurer Vasudev Boloor were present. More than a hundred Scouts and Guides from at least 15 schools in Mangalore took part, and were left with inspiration.