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Ncc Mentor Of The Youth Says : Raksha Rajya Mantri

January 2017
 

subash bhamre NCC New Delhi. Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Union Minister of State for Defence visited NCC Republic Day Camp-2017 being conducted at the Cariappa Parade Ground. On arrival, the Hon’ble Minister was received by Lieutenant General Vinod Vashisht, VSM & Bar, Director General National Cadet Corps.

The Republic Day Camp is being attended by 2068 cadets including 696 girl cadets specially selected from 17 Directorates covering all the States and Union Territories and foreign cadets from ten friendly foreign countries under the NCC Youth Exchange Programme.

A contingent of all the three wings namely Army, Navy and Air Force presented an impressive “Guard of Honour” to the Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri on his arrival. NCC cadets thereafter presented a fine band display. The RRM also visited the ‘Flag Area’ prepared by the NCC cadets depicting various social awareness themes and cultural activities. The cadets briefed him in detail about their respective State Directorate themes, all aimed at national integration and development.

The Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri also visited the ‘Hall of Fame’, which has an archival collection of alumni photographs, models and other achievements of the NCC. The versatile NCC cadets then presented a spectacular Cultural Programme in the NCC auditorium comprising group dances and ballet showcasing the rich cultural heritage of our Nation.

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In his address, Dr. Subhash Bhamre complimented the cadets for their smart drill and confidence. He also appreciated the commitment of National Cadet Corps to ‘Groom Future Leaders’. Highlighting the immense contributions of NCC, he said that it was at the forefront of organisations engaged in Youth Empowerment, promoting a unique mix of scholastic education and multifaceted activities enabling all round development of its Cadets.

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