Saturday, January 5, 2013


The NCC Republic Day (RD) Camp 2013 began at the NCC Camp, Garrison Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt on Tuesday. Lt Gen PS Bhalla, AVSM, Director General National Cadet Corps delivered the opening address to all Cadet on 01 Jan 2013. The camp will culminate with the Prime Minster’s Rally on 28 Jan 2013.
2004 Cadets, both boys and girls, drawn from 17 NCC Directorates, covering all the States and Union Territories of the Country are participating in this Camp. This also includes 91 cadets from J&K and 111 cadets from North Eastern Region (NER). The cadets are selected through tough selection process and Crème de la crème’ of the NCC. The cadets attending the camp will follow an intense schedule over the month. They will participate in a number of activities like Cultural and National Integration Awareness Programme and Institutional Training Competitions. The camp will also be visited by a large number of dignitaries including the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri, and the Service Chiefs.The aim of the RD camp is to expose the NCC cadets to 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 National Cadet Corps. The camp portrays a reflection of “Mini India”.
While speaking to the media, the Director General highlighted the major achievements of the NCC in Nation Building, Social Awareness and Campaigns, Community Development, Environment Protection and Sports and Adventure.
The DG 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. DG brought out that while last year was dedicated to revision of training curriculum, this year the focus will be on ‘training of trainers’ and on issues related to Environment. Each cadet will plant one tree, spread culture of waste disposal in their respective institutions as also in major towns and participate in rallies connected with ‘Save Energy’. In order to give more quality time to training during camps, NCC academies are being raised in all the states by the State Govt’s. Two such academies was raised last year in Punjab.
Lt Gen PS Bhalla, AVSM, Director General National Cadet Corps addressing the media said soon the NCC subject will be taught in various universities to inculcate nationalism,values quality of life to be better and prepared citizen which is need of the hour. Briefing the media he further said the entire project valued at 900 Cr spend 70% for wages and salaries, 30% on logistics and training.

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