Mumbai: Magha 18, 1939
Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018
An impressive Guard of Honour by cadets who represented Maharashtra Directorate in Republic Day Camp 2018, New Delhi in their best turnout along with a well-orchestrated display of skills by cadets of Mumbai in Section battle drill, Aero-Modelling, Semaphore Display, Weapon Display and cultural activity marked the 69th anniversary celebrations of the National Cadet Corps at the Azad Maidan today. The parade was reviewed by Lt Gen Vishwambhar Singh, General Officer Commanding, Maharashtra Gujarat and Goa Area. He appreciated the show put up by the NCC Cadets and urged them to work hard to fulfill their potential in the merit based system of our country. He added that the country had full faith in the NCC cadets, who are guided by discipline, leadership, secular outlook and selfless service to the country and hoped to see a large number join the armed forces.
During the celebrations, the prestigious Chief Minister’s Banner was awarded to Pune Group and Runners Up Trophy to Kolhapur Group. Every Year cadets of Seven Groups Viz, Mumbai ‘A’ , Mumbai ‘B’, Pune, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Nagpur and Amravati compete in various competitions for this Banner.
Mumbai University Banner was also awarded to Sathey College, Vile Parle and Vice Chancellor’s banner for SNDT university was awarded to SPN Doshi Women’s College, Ghatkopar for their outstanding contributions in NCC activities.
Maj Gen Gajendra Prasad, Additional Director General , NCC Directorate (Maharashtra), applauded the performance of cadets of Republic Day Contingent and congratulated Cadet Gurjeet Singh Bhullar who was adjudged All India Best Cadet in Senior Division (Army), Cdt Sarvesh Navende who was adjudged All India Best Cadet in Senior Division(Airforce) and Cadet Puja Nikam from Maharashtra directorate who led the Girls NCC Contingent during the prestigious parade at Rajpath on 26 Jan 2018 at New Delhi.
The National Cadet corps (NCC) is world’s largest uniformed youth organisation with its motto as ‘Unity and Discipline’. As on date across Maharashtra, 832 Schools and 531 colleges have NCC in their institutions with a total Cadet strength of 1,00,084. The focus of NCC is to expand its reach in Coastal areas, border areas and areas affected by militancy & Maoist activities to enable bringing the youth of these areas to the national main stream, and imbibe values of patriotism & secular outlook.