June 20. Kathmandu, The United Nations Organization (UNO) has recently picked Nepal Scout as its partner organization. The social organization has been contributing to the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development of children, teenagers and young people in Nepal for 62 years.
Lauding the active and effective role this social organization played in search-and-rescue and relief operations following the April 25 quake, the UNO selected Nepal Scout as its Partner Organization since mid-May, 2015.
Speaking at a ceremony organized in the Nepal Scout’s headquarters to mark its 63rd anniversary on Saturday, Rabin Dahal, Chief Commissioner of Nepal Scout shared that it was a matter of happiness to collaborate with the UNO.
Following the selection for partnership, Nepal Scout, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), conducted a special training on disaster management in various 32 quake-hit districts by mobilizing some 70 Scout leaders and Young Scouts (Rover and Ranger), Chief Commissioner Dahal said.
The UNO, acknowledging Nepal Scout as an organization of the Champion of the Nature for its resilient service (resilience) against any extreme situation, organized such training for the first time in its history, it was told.
In addition, Nepal Scout has also signed an agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to facilitate the relief distributions in the quake-hit zones in the country, Dahal added.
“It is an honour bestowed to Nepal Scout for its reliable, selfless contribution towards the community,” he commented.
Sharing that the Nepal Scout was in the process of obtaining international standardization mark (popularly known as ISO), Dhahal said that the organization was going to revamp in terms of physical infrastructure, human resources and the organizational physical state.
Nepal Scout, established in 1952, has it that the executive Head of State will be its office’s patron. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has been its Patron.