National Cadet Corps Group Commander Commodore Mahendra Dimri on Friday said many educational institutes in North Andhra region were keen to introduce NCC training in their respective establishments since it would enable them to get special recognition from National Assessment and Accreditation Council and the respective universities.
He felt that enthusiasm of the institutions was a good sign since NCC training would ensure discipline, overall development of the students in early age.
Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of the 10-day training programme for the 400 cadets, he expressed happiness over the enhancement of NCC quota in competitive exams.
“Many parents wanted to send their children to NCC training. But the quota in Visakhapatnam region is 13,000 cadets. All of them have to attend at least one camp once in a year,” said Commodore Dimri.
Group Commander-NCC Srikakulam 14 (A) Colonel Krishnakumar and Deputy Commanding Officer Major K.Shiv Kumar said the students would be good citizens since they would learn about the importance of discipline, punctuality, sacrifice, physical fitness during the training in the camp.
NCC officials Captain K. Sriramulu, Chief Camp Officer B.Chandrudu, Subedar Major Kewal Singh and others addressed the students. They congratulated the 400 cadets for sacrificing their Sankranti holiday to attend the camp.