Move to increase NCC quota seats under study

BANGALORE Sept. 21. The Minister for Higher Education, G. Parameswara, said on Sunday that he would strive to increase the number of seats in professional courses under the National Cadet Corps (NCC) quota. Attempts would be made to increase the intake of school and college students into the NCC.

At the Golden Jubilee of 1 Karnataka Air Squadron NCC organised in Jakkur here, Dr. Parameshwara promised to put up a case for allotment of land for all NCC activities in the State. The Deputy Director-General of Karnataka and Goa, Air Commodore M.S. Johar, said flying should be seriously taken up as a career in the country. The Golden Jubilee celebrations were marked by impressive aerial and aero modelling displays by the NCC cadets. Glider launches, microlite flying, parasailing, and powered hand glider launches at regular intervals, combined with cultural shows gave the celebrations a festive air.Among those felicitated on the occasion were Das Peter, a cadet since 1954 who was the first All India Best Cadet of the unit in 1958; civilian gliding instructors, Mr. Chandran and Mr. B.P. Singh, and serving Aeromodelling instructor of the unit, Gnana Subramani. The Squadron's Commanding Officer, Wg. Cdr. Anup Kumar Nair, read out the history and achievements of the squadron since its inception.

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