ISLAMABAD (APP) - Girl guiding develop good citizenship among girls and young women by forming their character, training them in habits of observation, tolerance, self-reliance and thought fullness for others. This was stated by Shahid Rafi, Secretary Ministry of Culture at the inaugural ceremony of weeklong Girls Guide Summer Camp at Bhurban. The theme of the annual camp this year was "Sung Sung Chalte Rehna" that elaborate the objectives of guiding, making girls effective citizens of the country. Forty-eight students and 22 leaders from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) participated in the camp organised by Pakistan Girls Guide Association (PGGA). Shahid Rafi said that the camp would motivate the Guides to work for the promotion of literacy for girls and women. The camps were divided in two sub-groups named "Aman" and "Dosti" while these two groups were divided in four groups. Such camping, he said, also induce leadership qualities among guides. The camp was inaugurated by Flag ceremony daily promoting the spirit of patriotism. Shahid Rafi said that Girl Guides programmme helps developing leadership qualities that are essential for strengthening the women folk of the country, making them able to participate for the betterment of the country. He appreciated the girl guides being part of this programmes and learning different methods to live independent life boosting their confidence. National Commissioner, Farhana Azeem said on the occasion that Guiding programme aimed to bring discipline in their lives to get ready all the time to serve the country.  Mrs Samina Shahid Rafi serving as Vice President PGGA, ICT Branch previously took charge of President of the association on the occasion. A special song for the girl guides written by Nazima Khan Guide Commissioner Pakistan Girl Guide Association ICT Branch was sung by the group of guides along with music.