Kochi: National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets of the Ernakulam group were on February 18 felicitated in Kochi for their performance at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command who was the Chief Guest at the function.
The Commander-in-Chief was presented an impressive tri-services NCC Guard of Honour. A total of 150 senior and junior NCC cadets from various educational institutions of Ernakulam and Thrissur district attended the function.
Vice Admiral Chawla awarded cash prize, mementoes and certificates to NCC Cadets, Bhavana S Pai, Gold medallist for Best cadet Senior Wing (Army), Cdt Arpita Ranjit, All India 4th position in the Best cadet Senior Wing (Air Force) category, Cdt Sneha Bronze medallist Horse Riding competition, Cdt Kathiya Varghese Best in cultural competition, Cdt Tejasree Praveen All India 5th position in Best cadet Junior Wing category.
Addressing the NCC cadets, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief said NCC has played a pivotal role in nation building and therefore it is important to lay high emphasis on training and discipline. He exhorted the NCC cadets to work with utmost dedication and sincerity.