Seventy five young leaders representing 26 District Associations from Karnataka State Bharat Scouts and Guides, India gathered at their National Training Center Dr.Annie Besant Park in Dodabalapur to participate in the Messenger of Peace Karnataka Startup and Network Gathering of Leaders.
The aim of the gathering was to orient young leaders on the Messenger of Peace (MoP) initiative. Extending to the grassroots level could inspire and encourage young people to undertake peace actions locally and to share their success stories.
All the 75 participants were registered on the platform of WOSM website and they have started uploading their stories. They were also trained how to approach an institution or a Scout unit and invite them to be peace messengers. During their practicum sessions, they succeeded in registering 64 Scouts and Guides into the platform.
The Gathering was held on 02 January 2014, as one of the first events of the year supported by the World Scout Bureau/Asia-Pacific Region. Participants represented a mixture of Scout professionals, volunteers, teachers and students.
Mr M.A.Khalid, State Secretary of Karnataka State and International Commissioner of the Bharat Scouts and Guides steered the gathering successfully. Prassanna Srivastava, Director, Development Support and Finance, facilitated the gathering with the support of Mr. Krishnaswamy, Deputy Director and MoP NSO Coordinator, Shri N. Srinivasan Headquarters Commissioner(S) Karnataka State. Recently elected National Commissioner Shri B.I. Nagarale flew all the way from Mumbai to grace the valedictory function. The team under the leadership of Madhusudan A S as Project Leader made tireless efforts to get things done effectively.