For the greater common good

National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world, raised in 1948, celebrated its 66th anniversary with traditional fervour. At the headquarters’ level, the ‘Raising Day’ function was marked by paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate to the martyrs of the Defence Forces who had made the supreme sacrifice.

Wreaths were laid on behalf of 17 Directorates of the NCC, cadets, associated NCC officers and the three Services. Even Lt Gen Aniruddha Chakravarty, VSM, Director General NCC and selected cadets laid wreaths on behalf of the entire NCC fraternity.

To commemorate the day, 150 cadets from NCC Directorate, Delhi undertook tree plantation in the Asola Wild Life Sanctuary, Chhatarpur. The tree plantation drive was carried out in co-ordination with 132 TA Bn (Eco) RAJPUT. Lt Gen Aniruddha Chakravarty, VSM, DG NCC along with other senior NCC officers and staff also participated in the drive and interacted with the enthusiastic cadets. The aim of the
plantation drive was to increase the green expanse of the city which is the need
of the day.

NCC has been actively involved in social service and community development
programmes which include cleanliness drives, blood donation camps, adult education, cancer awareness, pulse-polio and AIDS awareness programmes. More so, the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ has been recently added to the training curriculum of the NCC which envisages 100 hours of ‘Shram Daan’ every year.

Notably, the ‘NCC Raising Day’ is also celebrated in state capitals, where cadets participate in march past, cultural activities and social development programmes. NCC has always been at the forefront in contributing towards social causes and community development activities.

Each year, cadets from different state directorates make nation and the organisation proud by their achievements in the field of sports and adventure and by winning laurels at the national shooting and equestrian competitions.

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