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‘NCC role vital in protecting integrity'

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Tactical battle demo and aero modelling show mark NCC Day celebrations

In action: A tactical battle demonstration by NCC cadets in progress as part of the NCC Day celebrations in Tiruchi on Saturday. —Photo:R. Ashok
In action: A tactical battle demonstration by NCC cadets in progress as part of the NCC Day celebrations in Tiruchi on Saturday. —Photo:R. Ashok

National Cadet Corps (NCC) has been playing a vital role in protecting the integrity of our country besides promoting patriotism and honesty among the student community, Colonel B.N. Chetan, Group Commander, NCC Group Tiruchi said on Saturday.

The NCC has been striving to imbibe unity and discipline among the cadets, Colonel Chetan said while speaking at the 63 {+r} {+d} NCC Day celebrations organised by the Tiruchi NCC Group at the Seshasayee Institute of Technology here.

He said after a gap of five years, the Tiruchi NCC Group had got the opportunity to train cadets who had been selected from various groups at the Directorate level for the Republic Day Camp to be held at New Delhi next year. The Tamil Nadu Directorate had bagged top positions in the all-India Thal Sainik Camp for boys and girls as well as in the Vayu Sainik and Nau Sainik Camps.

T.R. Sivaraman, honorary secretary, Seshasayee Educational Society, Tiruchi, who was the chief guest, applauded the role played by the NCC cadets in nation building and exhorted the cadets to excel in which ever field they were to serve in future. The celebration was marked by a parade by five NCC contingents including two from the Republic Day contingent of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Directorate. A tactical battle and assault demonstration and aero modelling show by the cadets also formed part of the celebrations. Stalls on rain water harvesting, global warming and anti-tobacco were put up by the cadets on the occasion.

Prizes were distributed to those Associate NCC Officers and Permanent Instructional staff who had achieved high grading at the all-India level courses. The Camp Commandant of the Combined Annual Training and Republic Day Camp, being conducted by the 3 TN Composite Technical Company NCC, Tiruchi, Wing Commander M.S. Rao, Commanding Officers of various units and Permanent Instructional staff were present.

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