“I gave the directive for the expansion of scouting from primary level to higher secondary level to make it more time befitting and upgrade its standard long before,” she said.
She expressed irritation while inaugurating the 8th National Cub camporee at Mouchak of Gazipur through videoconferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban.
The Prime Minister said that she wanted to see this project completed a little bit quicker.
“I don’t know why this is taking time, but this should not take so long time; I want this come quick and get the approval at once,” she added.
She also directed the authorities concerned to take necessary steps for setting up Scout Training Centres in all divisional headquarters of the country to further strengthen scouting activities.
Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Home and Chief National Commissioner of the Bangladesh Scouts Dr Mozammel Haque Khan chaired the function at Ganobhabann while Principal Secretary and President of Bangladesh Scouts Abul Kalam Azad conducted the programme at the National Scout Training Centre Mouchak of Gazipur.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya and State Minister for Women and Children Meher Afroz Chumki also spoke joining the video conference from Mouchak of Gazipur.
Earlier, the Prime Minister distributed Shapla Cub Awards and certificates among 71 selected scouts from 10 regions.
After inaugurating the camporee, Hasina also released a commemorative postage stamp marking the centenary of the Bangladesh Scout Movement that began its journey in 1914.
The six-day long camporee began yesterday at the National Scout Training Centre at Mouchak of Gazipur in which nearly eight thousand cub scouts and officials are participating in various activities.