Inauguration of NCC Camp for 26 Jan prade started

The DG, NCC, Lt. Gen. A. Chakravarty addressing a press conference on the eve of NCC Republic Day Camp 2015, in New Delhi on January 06, 2015.

6 January 2015,New Delhi.Addressing a press conference on the eve of inauguration of NCC Republic Day Camp 2015 DGNCC Lt Gen Aniruddha Chakravarty has said that these cadets drawn from 17 NCC Directorates covering all the States and Union Territories of the country. This also includes 101 cadets from Jammu & Kashmir and 160 cadets from North Eastern Region. The cadets are selected through a tough selection process and are Crème de la creme of the NCC. He said that the cadets attending the camp follow an intense schedule over the month participating in a number of activities like Cultural, National Integration Awareness Programme and Institutional Training Competitions. Lt Gen Chakravarty informed that Vice President of India will formally inaugurate the NCC Republic Day Camp on 08 January 2015. 2070 Cadets including 707 girl cadets are participating in this year NCC Republic Day Camp.

While speaking to the media, the Director General highlighted the major achievements of the NCC in Nation Building, Social Awareness Campaigns, Community Development, Environment Protection, Sports and Adventure. The conduct of NCC National Games in Oct 2014 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 and various adventure activities like Desert Safari, Yachting Regatta & Shivaji Trail Trek are conducted.

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”.