NCC celebrates 71st Raising Day, Def Sec & Indian Army Lt Gen pay homage to martyrs

New Delhi: The National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world, is celebrating its 71st Raising Day today. The celebrations began yesterday at the National War Memorial in New Delhi with Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar and Director General, NCC, Lt. Gen. Rajeev Chopra paying homage to the martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation. They laid wreaths on behalf of the entire NCC fraternity.

The NCC Raising Day was also celebrated all over the country with cadets participating in marches, cultural activities and social development programs.

During the current year, NCC cadets have contributed significantly to relief operations carried out during floods in Maharashtra, Bihar and Kerala. The cadets also participated wholeheartedly in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Swachhta Cycle Rally, Mega Pollution Pakhwada, and played a pivotal role in spreading awareness about various government initiatives like Digital Literacy, International Day of Yoga, Blood Donation Camps, Tree Plantation and immunisation programs and other campaigns.

NCC girl cadets successfully summited the Mount Tenchenkhang (6,010 metres) in Sikkim and Boy cadets successfully summited Mount Hanuman Tibba (5,982 metres) in Himachal Pradesh.

The multifaceted activities and varied curriculum of NCC provides unique opportunities to the youth for their development. Many cadets have done the nation and the organisation proud by their remarkable achievements in the fields of sports and adventure. NCC continues its relentless efforts towards moulding the youth into responsible citizens of the country, said a Press release from the Ministry of Defence.


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