Drenched in the colours of freedom

R-DAY Celebrations

The celebrations of Republic Day are in full swing so are the activities by National Cadet Corps from different state directorates.

The fortnight-long celebration includes visits by Chiefs of different wings – Army, Navy and Air Force, Vice President and Prime Minister. Recently, Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh visited the NCC Republic Day Parade Camp 2015 at the Garison Parade Ground.

A contingent of smartly turned out NCC cadets drawn from the three wings namely Army, Navy and Air Force presented an impressive Guard of Honour to the Chief of the Army Staff on his arrival.

NCC Band from Birla Balika Vidyapeeth Pilani, Sainik School Kapurthala and North Eastern Region directorate performed a fine band display playing melodious martial tunes. Their enchanting tunes coupled with lithe movements earned big applause from one and all. The Army Chief, thereafter, visited the ‘Flag Area’ comprising colourful tableaus prepared by the NCC cadets depicting various social awareness themes. Young cadets briefed an all attentive General Officer.

The defence personnels then visited the ‘Hall of Fame’, a proud possession of NCC with display of rich archival collection of alumni photographs, models, motivational and other visual delight of the three wings of NCC.

The versatile NCC cadets then presented a spectacular cultural programme comprising group dances by North Eastern Region Directorate and ballet by Delhi, Odisha, and Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Directorates. The cultural programme manifested the rich cultural heritage of our nation.

Congratulating the cadets for their captivating cultural programme and soldierly alertness, the General Officer lauded the stellar role played by this premier youth organisation for following the motto of ‘Unity and Discipline’.

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