Lauding the role of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh has said that the premiere agency is the mentor of the youth. He appreciated its commitment in grooming of Future Leaders of the country. Highlighting the immense contributions of NCC, the Minister brought out that it is the foremost organisation engaged in Youth Empowerment, promoting unique mix of scholastic education and multifaceted activities enabling all round development of young generation in the country. He said he was proud of NCC having entered Limca Book of Records for largest yoga performance by 9.5 lakh cadets at multiple venues on International Day of Yoga.
The Minister visited NCC Republic Day Camp-2016 being conducted at the Garrison Parade Ground here today. On arrival, the Minister was received by Lieutenant General A Chakravarty, Director General NCC. The Minister was presented an impressive ‘Guard of Honour’ by cadets followed by a band display. The Band enthralled the visiting dignitary and other eminent spectators.During his visit to Flag Area the Minister was confidently briefed by young Cadets. He complimented the cadets for their smart drill and enthusing displays. The Minister along with other distinguished guests later witnessed a spectacular ‘Cultural Programme’ by the talented cadets in the NCC auditorium.The Republic Day Camp is being attended by 2069 cadets including 695 girl cadets specially selected from 17 Directorates covering all the States and Union Territories and 71 (Seventy-one) foreign cadets from six friendly foreign countries under the NCC Youth Exchange Programme.