The NCC is playing major role in developing character, discipline, leadership, spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service among the youth of the Nation. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while interacting with Additional Director General, NCC Directorate, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh Major General R.S. Maan, VSM who had called on the Chief Minister here today.The Chief Minister said that it was matter of happiness that the NCC has adopted community development activities with the aim of absorbing amongst cadets, selfless service toward the society, importance of self help, need to protect the environment and to assist weaker sections of the society towards their uplift. He said that presently over 23000 NCC cadets were rendering their services in the State.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was giving special thrust on expanding and strengthening the NCC activities in the country. He said that presently there were 16 lakh NCC cadets in the country and efforts were being made to increase their number to 19 lakh.The Chief Minister urged the NCC to cooperate in checking drug abuse, afforestation and making the State polythene free. He said that efforts would be made to ensure NCC teachers in all the schools and colleges having NCC wing.Major General R.S. Maan VSM apprised the Chief Minister about various activities being undertaken by the NCC in the State. He also urged the Chief Minister for enhancing the budget for NCC in the State. He said that joint action plan could be prepared for various social activities such as checking of drug abuse and environment conservation which was the thrust area of the State Government.Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj and other officers of NCC were present on the occasion.