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Mount Carmel Scouts and Guides celebrate World Thinking Day

February 23, 2024

Mangaluru: The Scouts and Guides unit of Mount Carmel Central School, Mangaluru, celebrated World Thinking Day on February 22, 2024, with great enthusiasm. The program began with the ceremonial Guard of Honour that accorded a cordial welcome to the Chief Guest, Mr Anil Kumar J, ADC Mangaluru North LA of the Scouts and Guides Association, accompanied by Principal Sr Melissa and Vice Principal Sr Teena.

This was followed by the symbolic lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries and Scout and Guide representatives. An aura of divinity connected the audience with the almighty through the Sarva Dharma Prayer. A team of energetic classical dancers welcomed the gathering to the beats of the chende. As Guide Adneesha welcomed the chief guest, Arnav Shetty presented a sapling to him. Adelyn and Shawn, dressed as the founders of the movement, Lord Baden Powell and Lady Olave Powell, created awareness of World Thinking Day right from its inception in 1926 to the present day. The achievements and activities of the Scouts and Guides during the academic year 2023–24 were aptly presented by Guide Neha and Scout Daniel in the report with a PowerPoint presentation.


A melodious fusion of instrumental medleys by the musicians was a treat and awed the audience. Keeping with the theme ‘Our World, Our Thriving Future’, the vibrant and enthusiastic dancers put up a thought-provoking theme dance that focused on how, in spite of the adversity in the world, we can still thrive for a bright and peaceful future.

The chief guest, Mr Anil Kumar J., lauded the efforts of the Scouts and Guides in putting up a vibrant and meaningful program. He also encouraged more students to join and be active members of the movement, thereby serving society. Principal Sr Melissa appreciated the hard work put in by the captains, scouts, and guides and reminded them all that loving service coupled with dedication is the best way to contribute to making the world a better place. Scout Sherwin proposed the vote of thanks. The comperes of the event were Manavi, Josyl, Sanidhya, Tanish, Sarah, Ashish, and Vaidoorya. The program ended with the Scouts and Guides flag song.