National Cadet Corps (NCC) inducted 368 Associate NCC Officers to its fold at an impressive passing out parade held at the Chunni Lal Parade Ground of NCC Officers Training Academy at Kamptee on Saturday.
The parade was reviewed by Maj Gen IJS Hundal, Commandant, NCC OTA, Kamptee. Officer Cadet Lt Nikhlesh Thakur and Officer Cadet Manoj Kumar won the Director General’s Baton for standing first in order of merit amongst the Senior Division and Junior Division respectively. The Director General’s Banner for Inter Coy Championship was won by Rana Pratap Coy. The Parade was commanded by Officer Cadet Lt Praveen Athota.
The selected professors and teachers from all over the country, trained to be commissioned as Associate NCC Officers, marched to the tunes of “Sare Jahan Se Accha” and ‘‘Kadam – Kadam Badhaye Jaa’’ played by the brass band of the Mahar Regimental Centre, Sagar (MP).
The Officer Cadets went through a rigorous training programme for three months, including PT, yoga, drill, leadership and personality development and a host of other military and social awareness issues including Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Digital India, disaster management and several others; to empower them to conduct NCC training efficiently in their respective units.
The Reviewing Officer in his address urged the ANOs to uphold the aims and objectives of NCC and work towards effective nation building, through shaping the young minds. He called upon all ANOs to serve as role models for the NCC cadets in particular and to the society at large. He also reminded them of their bounden duty to ensure safety and security in effective and efficient conduct of the institutionalised and Camp training curriculum of the NCC. He also expressed his happiness on the high standards of Drill and training displayed by the passing out course and complimented Team OTA for the excellent conduct of training in the Academy.