NCC Republic Day Camp 2022 commenced
New Delhi, Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on January 7, National Cadet Corps (NCC) Director General Lt. Gen. Gurbirpal Singh said NCC Republic Day Camp (RDC) 2022 which commenced at Cariappa Parade Ground in Delhi Cantt on January 4 will see participation of 2,155 cadets from all States and Union Territories.
The RDC cadets have been selected after several rounds of rigorous screening at Groups and Directorates level in the last one year. Each cadet had undergone four to five screenings before reaching to the RDC-22. Cadets are participating in a number of activities, which will culminate with PM Rally and the prestigious PM Banner, which is graded on performance of all Directorates throughout the year.
Speaking to the media persons, the DG highlighted the NCC continued with the training activities even during the testing time of COVID pandemic. A lot of training was conducted online and through digital platforms. After once restrictions were eased, physical camps and practical training activities recommenced.
Lt Gen Singh also stressed on major achievements of the NCC in the year 2021 and appreciated the contribution by cadets and staff during COVID-19 through Exercise ‘NCC YOGDAN’ as frontline CORONA WARRIORS.
The NCC DG further added ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is being celebrated to commemorate the 75 years of India’s Independence. NCC has also undertaken initiatives as part of this Mahotsav and already conducted several activities like ‘Paying Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes’, ‘Nadi Utsav’, ‘Puneet Sagar Abhiyan’ and ‘Vijay Shrankhla aur Sanskritiyon ka Mahasangam’.
Lt Gen Singh mentioned that training philosophy of the cadets has been refined to accommodate the changing aspirations of the youth and expectations of the society. The launch of NCC Alumni Association by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has added another feather in the cap of the premier youth organisation, he added.
The exceptional performance displayed by NCC cadets in various sports was also applauded by the DG along with mentioning that NCC cadets bagged four gold, four silver and two bronze in GV Mavlankar Shooting Championship-2021. In addition, NCC cadets won 27th Jawaharlal Nehru Junior Girls Hockey Tournament.