Expansion of the National Cadet Corps (NCC)

Expansion of the National Cadet Corps (NCC)
19-August 2020...........

भारतीय स्वतंत्रता दिवस 2020 एक से अधिक कारणों से देश के लिए एक महत्वपूर्ण दिन बन गया है।पीएम मोदी ने 74  वें स्वतंत्रता दिवस के मौके पर लाल किले पर सातवीं बार राष्ट्रीय ध्वज फहराया, इसके साथ, कई  महत्वपूर्ण ऐलान  भी  किये ।

The elastic heart of youth has to be perfectly shaped accelerating the best in them, great that NCC does. To be a NCC cadet you not only benefitted with the physical or mental stability but also boost your career. PM Modi in his speech mention the role of NCC Cadets during the ongoing pandemic, over 60,000 NCC cadets have been deployed for voluntary relief work in coordination with district and state authorities across the country.

In his I-Day speech, PM spoke about the expansion of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in coastal and border districts of India. The announcement on Independence Day marked important for the NCC cadets both boys and girls.   


Highlights of the expansion of the National Cadet Corps (NCC):-

  • NCC cadets will be trained from the 173 coastal and border districts, one lakh cadets, a third of them girls.
  • Border and coastal areas will get trained manpower to fight with disasters. Youth will acquire the required skills for careers in armed forces.
  • In the coastal regions, where youth are already familiar with the sea, the training will increase interest in careers in Navy, Coast Guard and also Merchant shipping avenues.
  • In the border area, the trained cadets can play an important role in various contingencies and also in supporting roles to the Armed forces in various roles.

PM Modi mentioned that the expansion of NCC in the border and coastal area has been under consideration of the Ministry of Defence for quite some time and Independence is the best day to announce the major development in the sector where currently, the NCC has the strength of around 14 lakh cadets from Army, Navy and Air Force wings.

About NCC

Headed by a Director-General of three-star military rank, the NCC falls under the purview of MoD and is led by serving officers from the Armed forces at various hierarchical positions. It enrolls cadets at the high school and college level and also awards certificates on completion of various phases.


About NCC training

The NCC cadets receive basic military training at various levels and also have academic curriculum basics related to Armed forces and their functioning. Various training camps, adventure activities and military training camps are an important aspect of NCC training.

The NCC has been at the forefront of 'Nation Building' by grooming the youth into disciplined citizens, conducting social awareness and community development programmes and adventure activities aimed at all-round development of its cadets. Candidates ready to join NCC can start on a good note with PM Modi Independence Day announcement.


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