A tantalising display by NCC cadets

A tantalising display by NCC cadets

Shining brightly in the sky, the sun was not too harsh on the people sitting at the Garrison Parade Ground, present to attend the spectacular closing ceremony of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) National Games. They were excited to see some of the marvellous acts by the Indian Army and the Air Force.

It was a spectacle to watch the young cadets perform scintillating mass display of rhythmic yoga as the first act of the evening. Dressed in golden, blue, white and orange bodysuits, these students made myriad shapes depicting the postures to energise chakras and panch mahatatavas.

The cadets then presented a mesmerising display of leizium followed by an energetic bhangra performance, a diorama of tribute of national integration through culture, music and choreography.

What commenced the high voltage action packed activity was when the Corps of  Signals Motor Cycle Rider Display Team  known as the Dare  Devils entered the ground in their Royal Enfields. Enthralling! The breath taking acrobatics like human pyramid on bikes left spectators spellbound.

The real fun came when Sarangs-Helicopter Acrobatics Team from the Indian Air Force gave a thrilling and a daring display of their potential.  With their bravo acts like turning the helicopter 360 degrees high up in the air, four helicopters crisscrossing each other at close proximity eventually raised the heartbeats of those present in the ground.

When once again the Dare Devils took to the roads, the vroom of their bikes got much louder. They performed some of the amazing acts like crossing a fire ring and taking a huge jump from a height, and crossovers with sheer precision.

In the meantime, the sky was dotted with colourful parachutes. The Air Devils, sky diving team from the Adventure Cell of the Air Force presented their magnificent skills. The para motor display team from the Indian Army with their magnificent flying skills added to the vibrant and colourful environment.

This was followed by a march past by the participating sportsmen formed into their Directorate Contingents and led by cadets mounted on their stallions carrying the national, services and the NCC’s national flag

The games conducted by the Directorate NCC were attended by nearly 2100 cadets  from 17 State Directorates representing all the states and the Union Territories participating in the seven disciplines which commenced from October 19 in the City.

The trophies to the winner Directorates of each sports discipline was awarded by Minister of State, Defence, Jitendra Singh. Maharashtra Directorate won the runners-up trophy while West Bengal and Sikkim received the overall Champions Trophy.

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