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NCC cadets brand ambassadors of unity, discipline, culture: LG

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Calls upon youth to join organisations which inculcate discipline, spirit of amity, harmony

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said more youth should join the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and said the cadets are brand ambassadors of unity, discipline, culture and heritage.

He was speaking after interacting with Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh contingent of NCC cadets who participated in the Republic Day parade in Delhi.

According to an official press release here, the LG congratulated the cadets who got an opportunity to represent the UTs of J&K and Ladakh at the national event.

He called upon the youth of J&K to join organisations like the NCC, which inculcates discipline and the spirit of amity and harmony.

He stressed upon the need to step up the efforts on the part of the NCC Directorate of J&K and Ladakh and the education departments to engage more youth in NCC activities, with a special focus on rural areas, a statement issued here said.

The LG also expressed delight that this year, J&K and Ladakh Directorate received awards from Defence minister and MoS Defence, besides DG Commendation. He advised the cadets to make the most of the learning gained from the experience and wished them high success in their future endeavours.

Many cadets including Iqra Fayaz from Anantnag shared their experiences during Republic Day camp in Delhi with the LG, it said. Cadet Aman Singh expressed his pleasure for getting the golden chance after a strict screening and selection process to become a part of the J&K and Ladakh contingent for the Republic Day parade.

Bishwajit Kumar Singh, Secretary, School Education Department; Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary, Youth Services and Sports Department; Brig. N R Babu, Officiating ADG, NCC JK&L Directorate; Col. P Bhaumik, Contingent Commander and CO, 1 J&K Girls Bn; ANO; officers and Instructors were present on the occasion.

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