12 Jan, 2013
CHIEF OF AIR STAFF VISITS DG NCC RDC CAMP-2013
Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, PVSM,AVSM, VM, ADC, Chief of Air Staff (CAS) visited the NCC Republic Day Parade Camp 2013 at Delhi Cantt today. RDC-2013 is an annual Camp of month long duration signifying ‘Grand Finale’ of NCC activities being attended by 2004 selected cadets from all States and Union Territories. On arrival, the Air Chief was received by the DGNCC, Lieutenant General PS Bhalla, AVSM.
The Chief of Air Staff reviewed a ‘Guard of Honour’ presented by smartly turned out cadets from all the three wings of the NCC. This was followed by a brilliant Band Display by cadets from Balika Vidhya Peeth, Pilani in their colourful attire playing marching and martial tunes and Lazium display by cadets from Maharasthra Directorates who regaled the audiences and added a festive touch to the occasion.
Later, the CAS visited the ‘Flag Area’, where he was briefed by cadets on their colourful tableaux by State Contingents portraying various themes translated in form of realistic model elaborately illustrated and displayed. The Air Chief along with other distinguished guests later witnessed a spectacular ‘Cultural Programme’ by the talented cadets in the NCC auditorium.
In his address on the occasion, the CAS complimented the cadets for their impressive performance. He also praised the role played by NCC for spearheading the onerous task of training and harnessing the energy, verve and change making abilities of the younger generation in the country that has one of the largest and youngest population profile in the World.
He also lauded the contribution of NCC fraternity including its alumni for their vital and dynamic role towards Nation Building, Disaster Management, Social Empowerment and Conserving the Environment. The Air Chief also exhorted the cadets to imbibe the best from NCC and serve the Nation in career they opt and excel.