LAKKI MARWAT  - In collaboration with the District Boy scout Association, the Marwats Community Organisation, an NGO, held a two-day scout camp at the Government Centennial Model High School in Lakki city on Saturday.

School's principal Muzamil Khan, being the chief guest on the occasion, inaugurated the camp wherein scouts from different public sector schools participated. Among others, District Scout Secretary Nisar Muhammad, IMCO office- bearers, including Asif Salam, Imranullah and Akhtar Gul were also in the attendance.

Scouts took part in tent pitching and camp formation activity and also exhibited scout assembly. They also sang scout songs and took part in a debate on peace through youth.

On the occasion, the IMCO experts delivered lectures on camp formation, active citizenship, drug abuse and know your rights. The experts called upon the scouts to become good citizens and help others in the time of distress. They appreciated the scouts for taking interest in the scout camp and said that it would prove helpful for them in future.

They asked the scouts to play their effective role in eradicating the menace of drug abuse and educate people especially in the rural localities about their legal and constitutional rights.

Chief Guest Muzamil Khan and DSS Nisar Muhammad also spoke at the inaugural ceremony. They said that holding of scout camp was aiming to enhance capacity of scouts of state-run schools. They said that the two-day training and active participation in different sorts of health and constructive activities would enable the scouts to help and serve people in a better way.

"The important role of scouts during natural calamities and man made disasters is worldwide recognised," they maintained, calling upon the scouts to spare themselves for serving humanity.

Meanwhile, PTI Regional Vice President Salman Saleem Marwat, District Coordinator National Programme for Lady Health Workers Dr Tariq Saleem Marwat and Dr Ibrahim Iqbal visited the camp and appreciated the work of organisers and officials of District Boy Scout Association. They inspected the camping facility, cleanliness and discipline and gadgets prepared by scouts.