KERALA

Support for tsunami-hit NCC cadets

KOLLAM, MARCH 17. Cadets of the NCC Group at Kollam have pooled in their mite to support fellow cadets who had been affected by the tsunami. The cadets collected a sum of Rs. 2.14 lakhs and contributed it for the welfare of five tsunami-affected cadets from the district.

Amounts ranging from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 70,000 were handed over to them on Wednesday by the Deputy Director General of NCC, Brig. N.P.R. Pillai, at a function in the presence of the Commander of the NCC Group, Kollam, Col. V.M. Francis, and the Commanding Officer of the 7 Kerala Battalion NCC, Col. Abraham Habbi.

Brig. Pillai also presented scholarships to NCC cadets who stood out in academic performance. He also presented the Director General's Commendation Card to the UDC of the NCC Kollam Group, Vijaya Kumar, for outstanding performance in the NCC.

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