PM remembers his NCC days

PM remembers his NCC days


Curtains came down on the  month-long Republic Day festivities of the National Cadet Corps when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the salute at an impressive ceremonial parade held at the Garrison Parade Ground, Delhi Cantonment, on Wednesday. Seventeen marching and one mounted contingent presented a grand spectacle of pageantry marked with pulsating energy and precision. 

Around 100 cadets from foreign countries, participating underthe Youth Exchange Programme (YEP), also marched along with their Indian counterparts. The smart march past was followed by a display of versatile skills by the selected cadets of the three wings of the NCC. Cadets mounted on their stallions galloped in front of the PM dais carrying the National flag, Services and the NCC flags. The cadets carried out thrilling and daring drops from Advance Light Helicopters and MI 17 Helicopters using slithering technique. They presented a mock drill of an attack on an enemy, dropping of stores for replenishment and evacuation of casualties from the battle field. Adventurous and thrilling parasailing by NCC Cadets which was next on the agenda kept the audience spellbound. 

This was followed by a display of five tableaus comprising Army, Air, Naval Wings, Sports and Adventure and Environmental, Social and community service.“Swachch Bharat Abhiyan” by NCC Cadets was prominently displayed. The Air Wing cadets then presented their flying skills in a Microlite. 
Scintillating mass band display on the melodious tunes of ‘Hum honge kamyab’ and  Sare jahan se achha played by brass bands from Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, Pilani, Scindia School Gwalior and Sainik School Kapurthala was followed by rhythmic aerobics display by 750 cadets. The versatile cadets then presented a dance act.
The NCC R-Day camp evolved in its present form in 1954. Since then all Prime Ministers have presided over the event as ‘Guest of Honour’. Since its inception, the NCC Republic Day camp has come to be known as the Prime Minister’s Rally and all Prime Ministers have presided over the event as ‘Guest of Honour’. About 2000 cadets participated in the rally which is a fine culmination of the month-long NCC Republic Day Camp 2015.

Remembering his days as an NCC cadet during his school days, PM Modi acknowledged the vital role and commitment of the NCC in grooming future leaders.  He mentioned that NCC is the foremost organisation that empowers the youth with sound values and cherished ideals, yet offering numerous opportunities to excel in all walks of life.