The popularity of and demand for National Cadet Corps (NCC) has increased in the state. Considering this, necessary financial approval was granted for raising a new NCC battalion in Uttarkashi.The foundation for an NCC Academy will also be laid in the near future. The land for the academy has been identified and financial provision has also been made for this purpose, said the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. He said this while attending a programme held here on Friday for the State’s NCC contingent which returned after participating in the Republic Day camp and parade in the national capital.
Rawat commended the performance of the cadets due to which the State’s contingent had secured the sixth position at the national level. It is due to the hardwork of the cadets that the state achieved the sixth position, making a considerable jump from the 16th to 17th positions generally achieved in the past. Appreciating the cultural presentation made by the cadets on Republic Day, he said that this goes on to show the all-round development of youngsters facilitated by the NCC. Rawat said, “The demand for NCC has been growing in the state. Considering this the necessary financial approval was granted for setting up of a new NCC battalion in Uttarkashi. Soon the foundation for an NCC Academy will also be laid in the state. The land for this has been identified and financial provision has also been made. This academy will be developed on green energy. For this purpose, a 750 metre long lake is being developed at a cost of Rs seven crore near the academy site. In addition to being developed as a model academy, the NCC Academy will also be equipped with latest facilities,” said the chief minister.
Earlier, the chief minister felicitated the cadets and officers of NCC along with representatives of schools and organisations cooperating with the NCC.
Speaking on the occasion, the NCC ADG major general Sudhil Behel thanked the chief minister and informed that every year about 16,000 new cadets join the NCC. The body has influenced lakhs of people in the state. He stressed that the NCC doesn’t just prepare the youth for the armed forces but also contributes to their personal development in a manner which takes them towards success in different aspects of life.
Saturday, 01 February 2020|PNS|Dehradun