Shivraj V Patil felicitated NCC Cadets

Feb 03, 2012 11:36 | Chandigarh
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Chandigarh: Sh. Shivraj V Patil Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh felicitated NCC Cadets including 21 Girls of Punjab and UT Chandigarh who participated in Republic Day Parade 2012 at New Delhi, today at Punjab Raj Bhawan in a special function was organized by the Directorate of Public Instructions (DPI) Colleges, Punjab. Number of UT Chandigarh cadets was 09 including 03 girls. The function started with NCC song and ended with National Anthem. Appreciating the role of NCC in Nation and character building Sh. Patil said that a sense of adventure and a quest for excellence should be developed in the youth for better understanding. Highlighting rich cultural heritage of India he advised that NCC Cadets be trained in the field of disaster management especially of Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) type to meet any challenge.

A  NCC Cadet presented a ship model prepared by NCC Cadets to the Governor as Memento on behalf of NCC Directoriate. Maj General (Retd) MS Virk then Additional Director General (ADG) NCC, Directorate Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh said that the NCC Cadets are ambassadors of Peace and disciplined life, who work for a strong united India. Col Group Commander NCC Ludhiana, Col GPS Sawhney presented a report on achievements of NCC in Punjab and Chandigarh. He said that there are 4 Group HQs and 31 units of NCC located in Punjab training about 50,000 cadets in 570 institutions.

One group and four units are located in Chandigarh with about 5000 cadets looking after 44 institutions. He said that NCC group Chandigarh has been nominated as one of the training Nodes of shooting for North zone. It involves talent hunt and preparing cadets for shooting sports at National Level.

The Republic Day Contingent (RDC) -2012 comprising 156 cadets
including 36 Girls drawn from the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal
Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh who participated in the RDC camp held at New Delhi returned home as second runners up out of total 17 Directorates participating in the event. Maharashtra Directorate stood first while Karnataka & Goa Directorate remained second.

The cadets competed in various disciplines comprising Drill, Cultural and National Integration Programmes besides impressive Horse show and related events. Cadet Manjeet Singh of this Directorate was the proud leader of the NCC Cadets’ Contingent for the March Past at Rajpath, saluting the Honourable President of India – a rare honour for any Cadet. He is a student of ITI Bathinda. The R&V squadron under this Directorate was adjudged the best in the country.  Cadet Arun Sejwal of the squadron received the Best Rider and Best Show Jumper trophies.
Shweta Rana of Mukerian a B.Com. student of Amritsar escorted the VIPs during the Camp. These cadets participated in the NCC Republic Day Camp (RDC) and Prime Minister’s Rally (PM’s Rally) at New Delhi from 01 Jan to 29 Jan 2012