66th anniversary of NCC observed on 23 Nov, 2014
National Cadet Corps (NCC) is celebrated its 66th anniversary on 23rd November 2014 with traditional fervour.
23rd November is traditionally celebrated as the ‘NCC Day’ to mark the function of raising the first NCC Unit at Delhi which was presided over by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru held in 1948.
Event marking this 66th anniversary
- At headquarters level, the raising day function was marked by paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate to the martyrs of the Indian Defence forces who made the supreme sacrifice.
- Wreaths were laid on behalf of 17th Directorate of the NCC, Cadets, Associated NCC Officers and the three services.
- A tree plantation drive was undertaken by the NCC Cadets along with 132 TA Battalion (Eco) Rajput at Asola Wildlife Sanctuary, Chattarpur.
- The NCC raising day is also celebrated in the state capitals, where cadets participate in march past, cultural activities and social development programmes.
About National Cadet Corps (NCC)
The NCC is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi.It is the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world and is open to school and college students on voluntary basis.
In 1948, NCC came into existence after National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General.
It is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens.
It is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades.
The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.
NCC always has been at the forefront of contribution towards social causes and community development activities.