India’s uniformed youth organisation, National Cadet Corps (NCC), for developing discipline, leadership skills and for providing basic weapon training to youth, celebrated its 70th raising day on Sunday.
NCC is the world’s largest uniformed youth organisation and it is completely voluntary.
In addition to learning the discipline and physical drills of Indian military, NCC cadets also engage in various social service activities.
This year, NCC cadets have contributed immensely in the relief operations carried out during the Kerala floods.
The cadets of National Cadet Corps also participated in Clean India Mission, Healthy India initiative of the government like participating in Swacchta Abhiyan, Swasth Bharat Yatra Cyclothon.
NCC cadets also played a pivotal role in spreading awareness about various government initiatives like digital literacy, yoga, blood donation camps and immunisation programs, etc.
In an official statement, Indian Army said: “The multifaceted activities and varied curriculum of NCC provides unique opportunities to youth for self development.”
Indian Army said that many cadets have done the nation and the organisation proud by their remarkable achievements in the fields of sports and adventure and have won several laurels in these fields.
Indian Army said: “The NCC continues its relentless efforts towards moulding the present day youth into responsible citizens of tomorrow.”
Director General NCC Lt Gen PP Malhotra, laid a wreath on behalf of the entire NCC fraternity.
The raising day was also celebrated all over India with cadets participating in marches, cultural activities and social development programmes.