New Delhi. Minister of State (MoS) for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre visited National Cadet Corps (NCC) Republic Day Camp (RDC) at the Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt on January 19.
Addressing the cadets Dr Bhamre said, “NCC has played a stellar role in grooming the youth of the country by developing discipline, character, spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service in them and thus moulding them into responsible citizens.”
The MoS Defence appreciated the spirit of adventure among cadets by saying, “The NCC has consistently played a pivotal role, in imbibing in our youth the spirit of adventure. NCC boy and girl cadets successfully summitted Mt Saifee and Mt Deo Tibba apart from taking part in Sailing Expedition, Para Basic Course and Rock Climbing activities.”
A contingent of all the three wings namely Army, Navy and Air Force, presented an impressive “Guard of Honour” to the on his arrival. NCC cadets thereafter presented a fine band display. Dr Bhamre also visited the ‘Flag Area’ prepared by the NCC cadets, depicting various social awareness themes and cultural activities. The cadets briefed the RRM in detail about their respective State Directorate themes, aimed at national integration and development. The versatile NCC cadets then presented a spectacular Cultural Programme in the NCC auditorium, comprising of group dances and ballets, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of our Nation.
Dr Bhamre complimented the cadets for their smart drill today and appreciated the commitment of NCC to ‘Groom Future Leaders’. Highlighting the mass appeal and Pan India footprint, he lauded NCC for its vital contribution in Youth Empowerment and Nation Building.
On arrival, the MoS Defence was received by Director General NCC Lieutenant General PP Malhotra. The RD Camp is being 2,070 cadets including 698 girl cadets drawn from 29 States and seven Union Territories are participating in this Camp, which would be culminated with the Prime Minister’s Rally on January 28, 2019.
In addition a total of 101 foreign cadets from 10 friendly foreign countries are participating under the NCC Youth Exchange Programme. The cadets attending the Camp are participating in a number of activities, like cultural programmes, national integration awareness and institutional training competitions.