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NCC cadets are icons of discipline and leadership with unwavering commitment in nation-building: LG

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Says, they can play major role in reversing drug menace in J&K

Jammu: The National Cadet Corps (NCC) can play a major role in reversing the drug menace in Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Monday.

Interacting with the contingents of NCC cadets from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh that participated at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, Sinha lauded them for their services, especially during the trying times of COVID-19.

“NCC cadets are icons of discipline and leadership with unwavering commitment in nation-building,” Sinha said.

As the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world, Sinha said, the NCC can create a culture of fighting substance abuse.

“NCC cadets can also play a major role in reversing the drug menace in Jammu and Kashmir through cadet peer-led intervention,” the lieutenant governor said.

“Our efforts will not only motivate the youth from the villages to join the armed forces but will also inculcate the values of fraternity, discipline, national unity and selfless services among them,” he said.

Sinha said the NCC cadets in Jammu and Kashmir led by example in activities such as conducting awareness campaigns on COVID-19 and effectively executing the assigned missions during the vaccination programme.

During the interaction held in the lawns of Raj Bhavan, the Lt Governor congratulated the cadets, and lauded the hard-work and commitment of the cadets and their training instructors who, despite challenges from the pandemic were well trained for RDC events at New Delhi.

The Lt Governor said that the invaluable experience that the cadets of the RDC contingent have gained during the Republic Day camps will prove beneficial for them in building a successful future.

The Lt Governor said the values, duty, unity and discipline imbibed by the cadets in NCC inspires them to join the Police and Armed Forces. He further observed that the UT administration has also made provision to give extra credits based on NCC certificate to the aspirants.

This year the Republic Day Parade Contingent of JK&L comprised of 57 cadets selected after tough process of three grueling and arduous Pre-RDC Camps to represent Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh Directorate. 16 cadets were selected for Rajpath Parade, 04 for Guard of Honor and 03 cadets have been awarded DGNCC Commendation Cards this year.

On the occasion, Cadet Anu Choudhary shared her experience and learning gained during the process carried out for the selection of contingent of JK&L for the Republic Day Parade-2022 and Cadet JarnishBandral expressed his experience of developing camaraderie and bonhomie over the course of Republic Day camps.

Major General Ranjan Mahajan, Additional Director General NCC Directorate JK&L, highlighted the achievements and activities undertaken by the cadets of the NCC Directorate and selection of NCC cadets in Indian Army, Armed Forces and other Ranks.

He informed that the NCC Cadets will visit around 700 families of NoKs of the martyrs as part of ‘Shaheedon Ko Shat Shat Naman’ initiative.

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