Big participation of foreign cadets in NCC R-Day Camp

A total of 104 cadets from foreign countries will be participating in the annual National Cadet Corps Republic Day...

A total of 104 cadets from foreign countries will be participating in the annual National Cadet Corps Republic Day Camp that boasts of the highest participation of women in the recent past.

Vice President Hamid Ansari formally inaugurated the NCC Republic Day Camp on Thursday.

The NCC, which has request from about 4,700 institutions pending before it, is focussing on getting more students from border, coastal and left-wing extremism-affected area, NCC Director General Lt Gen Aniruddha Chakravarty said.

“2070 cadets including 707 girl cadets are participating in this year NCC Republic Day Camp. These cadets are drawn from 17 NCC directorates covering all the states and union territories of the country,” Chakravarty told PTI adding the camp portrays a reflection of “Mini India”.

He highlighted the growing trend of more women getting into the NCC.The camp will also see 101 cadets from Jammu and Kashmir and 160 cadets from the north-eastern region.
The camp will see participation of 104 foreign cadets from friendly countries.

NCC, a tri-service organisation under the Ministry of Defence, has exchange programmes with 10 countries including Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Russia, Singapore among others.

Chakravarty said that the training philosophy of the cadets had been refined to accommodate the changing aspirations of youth and expectations of the society.
“The focus was to facilitate soft skills and personality development of the cadets,” he said.

He said NCC cadets have also joined the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and almost 90,000 students have participated in it.

Talking about the Republic Day camp, he said the cadets are selected through a tough selection process and are a creme 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.

The aim of the 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 to the R-Day, besides projecting to the nation the cherished ideals and capacity of the cadets of the NCC, Chakravarty said

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