NCC Republic Day Camp 2014 begins

New Delhi, Jan.6: The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is fully committed to fulfil the objectives entrusted to it by the government, said its Director General Lt. Gen. Aniruddha Chakravarty on Monday.

Addressing a press conference on the eve of inauguration of the NCC Republic Day Camp 2014, here, he said that the popularity of the NCC is increasing day by day and 7377 educational institutions are in waiting list for opening of NCC units in their institutions.

He said the aim of the Republic Day Camp is to provide the cadets an exposure to the rich culture and traditions of our nation and the important events that take place in the National Capital during the run up for Republic Day besides projecting to the nation the cherished ideals and capacity of the cadets of the NCC.

The camp portrays a reflection of “Mini India”, he said.

Lt. Gen. Chakravarty also highlighted the major achievements of the NCC in nation building, social awareness and campaigns, community development, environment protection and sports and adventure.

The scaling of Mt Everest by the Boys team of NCC in May 2013 has added another feather in the cap of this premier youth organization of the nation.

Lt.Gen. Chakravarty also mentioned that the training philosophy of the cadets had been refined to accommodate the changing aspirations of our youth and expectations of the society.

The focus was to facilitate soft skills and personality development of the cadets.

The Director General brought out that NCC has Youth Exchange Programme with ten countries wherein various activities like Desert Safari, Yachting Regatta and Shivaji Trail Trek were conducted in 2013.

The NCC Republic Day Camp 2014 began at Garrison Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt on January 1, 2014. Lt.Gen. Chakravarty delivered the opening address to all cadets on the occasion.

About 2070 cadets, including 702 girl cadets drawn from 17 NCC directorates, covering all the states and union territories of the country are participating in this camp.

This also includes 102 cadets from Jammu and Kashmir and 156 cadets from North Eastern Region.

The cadets are selected through a tough selection process and are said to be the creme de la creme of the NCC. The camp will also be visited by a large number of civil dignitaries. (ANI)