By Priyanka S Raj
Shillong, Be it bureaucracy or Armed Forces, wherein a civil servant or armed force keeps a desire to serve his homeland and its people, and it was not different in case of Maj Gen Ananta Bhuyan, the superannuating Additional Director General (ADG) of National Cadet Corps (NCC) in the North East Region (NER) when he spoke out in an interaction to media on July 30 that he feels privileged to be in his homeland and building the life of cadets to serve the nation and society as a whole.
He quoted as saying “it is one of best innings of my career serving as ADG of NCC in North East Region.” He kept on talking of his experience of 38 years serving in the Indian Army and as ADG of NCC in NER.
Emphasising on the achievements of NCC, Maj Gen Bhuyan said, “Our NCC cadets have got lot of potential and have the ability to do a lot in future. We train our cadets to serve for social cause and to have the idea of social responsibility.”
Sharing his experience, the retiring NCC ADG said when he was posted in North East, he observed that there is a lot of potential among the youth of the region and NCC is actually tapping those potential to bring the best out of them.
He also mentioned about the perspectives which have been changed due to NCC as elective subject in education among the NE youths.
On the other hand due to NCC border area expansion “we are reaching every corner of NE and making it beneficial to help the youth in changing their lives.”
Highlighting the achievements of NCC, Maj Gen Bhuyan said, “Our NCC cadets carry various social activities to serve for welfare of the society and plays a significant role in national integration.”
He also pointed out the fact that not many North East youth opt for Indian Army as it is not much popular among them but if they wish to have an outstanding, disciplined and well-developed life, it’s the best choice to join Army.
The outgoing NCC ADG said in his final message, “I am leaving with lot of contentment and satisfaction. My call to the youth to be self reliant, improve your skills and always be ready to do something for yourself and for community and society.”
“I am leaving with lot of contentment and satisfaction. My call to the youth to be self reliant, improve your skills and always be ready to do something for yourself and for community and society.”
–Outgoing NCC ADG North East Region (NER) Maj Gen Ananta Bhuyan
Speaking on his future plans, the Assam-born Maj Gen said “I am ready to shoulder any responsibility to my capability where I can give back to the society which can be helpful for the youth and nation as a whole. I will be happy to do so.”
Maj Gen Bhuyan, a Sena Medal awardee, is an alumnus of Sainik School Goalpara, National Defence Academy (NDA) Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun. He joined the Indian Army in December 1983. In his 38 years of service he served all over the country from Siachen Glacier to sand dunes of Rajasthan, sensitive Line of Actual Control (LAC) in North East to Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Counter-Insurgency (CI) operation in Assam to terrorism in J&K. He handled many sensitive appointments in different capacities.
-Priyanka S Raj is a Meghalaya-based defence correspondent.