Staff Reporter

MADURAI: A Combined Annual Training Camp for 650 cadets from southern districts began on Thursday at MNU Jeyaraj Nadar Higher Secondary School at Nagamalai Pudukottai in Madurai.

Southern districts

Senior Division and Junior Division cadets of various schools and colleges in the districts of Madurai, Theni, and Virudhunagar belonging to 7 (TN) Battalion of National Cadet Corps are participating in the camp.

Commanding Officer and Camp Commandant Lt. Col. S.S. Chauhan addressed the inaugural session of the camp and delivered a lecture to cadets.

The cadets would be given basic military training such as handling weapons, map reading, drills, field and battle craft. A series of lectures by Zonal Recruiting Officer, Chennai, has also been arranged to create awareness among students about enrolment opportunities in the army.