Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre chaired the 50th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) here today. Dr. Bhamre, in his presidential address complimented the NCC on the performance of its cadets in various activities pertaining to training, adventure, social service and community development.
The committee deliberated on various issues in order to optimise training efforts so that NCC continues to perform in an excellent manner towards character and leadership building of the youth of the nation. The Minister complimented efforts of the NCC in nation building and urged it to continue ‘Grooming Future Leaders’.
The NCC presently has cadet strength of 13 lakhs and plans to expand to 15 lakhs and beyond. The NCC has a pan-India footprint which includes remote areas and low intensity conflict areas. The CAC reviewed provisions, activities and initiatives to make the organisation more effective in order to attain its mandate objective.
The meeting was attended by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, Defence Secretary Shri Sanjay Mitra, Financial Advisor (Defence Services) Shri S K Kohli, Director General of NCC Lt. General Vinod Vashisht, Members of Parliament Kum. Sushmita Dev & Shri Anupam Kher, among other social activists and eminent dignitaries.
The DG, NCC, Lt. General Vashisht presented a detailed update on NCC activities to the members of the CAC.