Scout-guides organization urges to develop ‘Ham’ radio service as part of disaster management
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 03-Jul-2016

New Delhi, July 3: Minister of DoNER and Youth Affairs and Sports, Dr. Jitendra Singh met a delegation of Scouts/Guides organisation of India led by its National Commissioner Raj K. P. Sinha on Sunday.  During the meet, Dr. Jitendra Singh discussed a wide range of issues related to their working and the future programmes. 
Sinha gave a resume of the initiative taken by the organisation for developing ‘Ham’ radio service as part of disaster management. Since telephone and other communication lines get disrupted during a disaster situation, ‘Ham’ radio could serve as a useful means under such circumstances, he said. 

The organisation updated Dr. Jitendra Singh about the popular service camp recently organised by them at Ujjain during the Kumbh Mela. At the camp, they provided coordination and help-desk services. They also helped in managing the communication link among different members of the family and groups who had come for the occasion in very large numbers. 

Giving a resume of their activities, the members of delegation informed the Minister that they have over 12 lakh members spread all over the country, who are actively working in at least 16 states of India. The delegation also handed over a memorandum to Dr. Jitendra Singh wherein they highlighted some of their main concerns, particularly relating to their demand for higher acknowledgement, recognition and facility to work more effectively. 

Besides National Commissioner Raj K. P. Sinha, prominent among other members in delegation were Rakesh Verma Regional Commissioner, Pankaj Chauragade Regional Commissioner, Ravindra Pahe OSD (Maharashtra), Archana Balodi OSD (Delhi) and Anamika Sinha OSD.