Shri Hamid Ansari, the Hon’ble Vice President of India formally inaugurated the NationalCadet Corps Republic Day Camp 2017 at the DGNCC Camp adjacent to Garrison ParadeGround (Cariappa Ground) in Delhi Cantt. On his arrival, the Vice President was received bythe Director General, Lt Gen Vinod Vashisht, VSM & Bar.
2068 Cadets including 696 girl cadets drawn from 17 NCC Directorates covering all theStates and Union Territories of the Country are participating in this camp that culminates intothe Prime Minister’s Rally on 28 Jan 2017. The cadets attending the camp will be participatingin a number of activities, like Cultural Programmes, National Integration Awareness andInstitutional Training Competitions.
A contingent of smartly turned out NCC cadets drawn from all the three wings of Army,Navy and Air Force, presented a ‘Guard of Honour’ to the Vice President on his arrival. TheVice President also visited the Flag Area where he has briefed by the young cadets about theirrespective States on themes contributing towards national awareness and integration. Heappreciated the efforts displayed in the Flag Area by the different States.
In his address, the Hon’ble Vice President complimented the efforts of National CadetCorps, the largest uniformed youth organisation in grooming the youth of the country and itscontribution towards “Nation Building’. He also mentioned that NCC is and would be in thevanguard of all activities helping to channelise our youth into a creative force to usher in socialchanges through a wide spectrum of activities. He also appreciated the impressive turnout ofthe ‘Guard of Honour’. The Hon’ble Vice President urged the NCC cadets to avail the best ofNCC training and be more responsible and empowered citizens of the country