Celebrating the spirit of youth

Celebrating the spirit of youth

The NCC National Games, a much-awaited annual event was attended by around
2000 cadets from 17 State Directorates.

Captivating and enthralling’ is how one can describe the closing ceremony of the recently concluded National Cadet Corps (NCC) National Games. From an impressive march past to dance performance and some breathtaking stunts by the Indian Army soldiers, all these and more were part of the grand celebrations that was attended by Lt Gen Aniruddha Chakravarty, VSM, DG NCC.

Attended by around 2000 cadets from 17 State Directorates, representing all the States and Union Territories, the youngsters participated in eight sports disciplines. The games were conducted by the Directorate General of NCC.

The closing ceremony commenced with hundreds of young cadets performing a scintillating display of Cheer Leaders Dance and a choreographed dance display with the theme ‘Dance for India’.

What kicked off the high voltage, action-packed activity was the entry of Corps of Signals Motor Cycle Rider Display Team, also known as the Dare Devils on their Royal Enfields. Enthralling! The As they took to the roads, the vroom of their bikes got much louder. They performed some amazing acts like driving through a fire ring and taking a huge jump from a height and crossovers with sheer precision and agility.

Thereafter, a thrilling and daring display of Para-motors from the Indian Army kept the audience spellbound. This was followed by a smart march past by the participating sportsmen, in the 17 Directorate contingents, led by cadets mounted on their
stallions carrying the National Services and the NCC Flags symbolising ‘Unity
and Integration’.

The chief guest then presented the winners trophies for each event of the NCC Games -2014 and the overall champions trophy to West Bengal and Sikkim Directorate.
In his address to the cadets, Chakaravarty complimented the entire NCC fraternity for the impressive conduct of the NCC National Games, while acknowledging NCC’s vital role and commitment to groom future leaders of the nation.

The NCC National Games first began in 1997, when they were held as part of the NCC Golden Jubilee Celebrations. In the subsequent years, the format was changed to different games at the regional levels.

Since 2013, the games are being conducted in a centralised format at Delhi. The games aim to provide the talented sportsmen among the cadets the feel of a major sporting event and prepare them with the requisite match temperament while furthering their sporting careers.

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