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GOC Chinar Corps interacts with NCC Cadets in Machhal Sector

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Srinagar: Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps, interacted with 150 National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets from north Kashmir at an ongoing seven day NCC Annual Training Camp at T Suntwari village near Machhal, said PRO (Defence) Srinagar.

“68 Senior Division and 75 Junior Division cadets, including eight girl cadets, are participating in the camp. The camp comprises of several activities, including physical training, drill, weapon training, firing, yoga, hiking, sports activities, community service, environment protection initiatives and cultural programmes,” said Col Emron Musavi.

“The cadets are from Sopore, Handwara, Baramula, Rafiabad, Langate, Lolab, Karnah, Bandipora and Kupwara. The NCC Camp also happens to be a first for Macchal Sector and is being organised by 3 J&K Battalion NCC Baramulla with support from the Machhal Brigade. Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps was accompanied by GOC Vajra Division during the visit,” he said.

The PRO further said: “On arrival, Junior Division Cadets Ishfaq Ahmad Harey and Suheib Rashid from Machhal received the GOC. The Corps Commander was given a Guard of Honour by the cadets of Senior Division led by Cadet Sofie Burhan. Cadets excelling in various fields were   also awarded prizes. Cadet Mir Firdous was adjudged as Best in Drill, Cadet Gurpreet Singh, as the Best Firer and Cadet Munir Ahmad Baba was declared the overall Best Cadet. The newly enrolled eight girl cadets from Machhal Sector were especially felicitated.”

“In his address to the cadets, the GOC reiterated the significance of youth in today’s society. He exhorted the cadets to be good citizens and share the responsibility on behalf of the society in bringing peace, prosperity and security in the country. The GOC cited various social services conducted by NCC cadets, during the COVID pandemic as exemplary and worth emulating. He urged the cadets to continue rendering selfless service towards the community for social causes and during natural disasters,” he added.

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