New Delhi: A ceremony was held today, 18 February, at the premises of the Headquarters, Southern Naval Command, Kochi, to felicitate the NCC cadets of the Ernakulam Group for their performance during the Republic Day Parade 2020 in New Delhi. Vice Admiral AK Chawla, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, was the Chief Guest. The Vice Admiral was presented a tri-services NCC Guard of Honour. A total of 150 senior and junior NCC cadets from various educational institutions of Ernakulam and Thrissur districts attended the function.
Addressing the NCC cadets, the Vice Admiral stated that NCC has played a pivotal role in nation building and therefore it is important to lay emphasis on training and dDiscipline. He exhorted the NCC cadets to work with dedication and sincerity, and praised the NCC Gp HQ Ernakulam for their work in the field of social service activities like Swachh Bharath Abhiyan, afforestation drive, anti-tobacco & anti-drug abuse campaigns, traffic awareness campaigns, and flood relief activities.
The NCC Group Headquarters, Ernakulam, commanded by Commmodore RR Ayyar, has been at the forefront of all NCC training and social service activities, stated the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in a Press communication. During the training year 2019-20, various NCC units of the Gp HQ located at Ernakulam and Thrissur carried out extensive training to prepare cadets for the All India Competitions. The Ernakulam Group HQ was also winner of the IGC-RDC (Inter Group Championship for Republic Day Camp) Banner competition after a gap of six years.
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