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Vice President Inaugurates DG NCC Republic Day Camp 2015

Vice President of India Mohd Hamid Ansari has urged the NCC cadets to protect and promote pluralism in our society which has given a unique, composite national identity that is a source of envy for the rest of the world. Inaugurating the NCC Republic Day Camp 2015, here today, he said the National Cadet Corps sets a shining example of national integration and communal harmony. He said every society has fault lines based on social, economic and political differences and we are no exception. We are still facing challenges of poverty and underdevelopment on one hand and communalism, casteism, linguistic and regional chauvinism on the other, he added. The Vice President said that the duty of a good citizen is to remain true to the constitutional principles of liberty, equality, fraternity and justice for all.

The Vice President complimented the efforts of National Cadet Corps, the largest uniformed organization in grooming the youth of the country and its contribution towards Nation Building. He also mentioned that NCC is and would be in the vanguard of all activities of our youth helping to channelise into a creative force to usher in social changes through spectrum of activities that are a powerful instrument for spreading awareness in society at the grass root level. He also appreciated the impressive turnout of the Guard of Honour. The Vice President urged the NCC cadets to avail the best of NCC training and be more responsible and empowered citizens of the country.

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. This was followed by NCC cadets from Birla BalikaVidyapeeth,Pilani and Sainik School,Kapurthala presenting a Band Display. The Vice President also visited the Flag Area where he was briefed by the young cadets about their respective States and he appreciated various social themes displayed in the Flag Areas prepared by them.

Earlier, on his arrival, the Vice President was received by the Director General, Lt Gen AniruddhaChakravarty.2070 Cadets including 707 girl cadets drawn from 17 NCC Directorates covering all the States and Union Territories of the country are participating in this camp that culminates into the PMs Rally on 28 January 2015. The cadets attending the camp will be participating in a number of activities, like cultural programme, National Integration Awareness and Institutional Training Competitions.

HH/RAJ

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