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73rd anniversary of National Cadet Corps

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    30th Nov, 2021

Context

The Director General of NCC inaugurated the celebration of the 73rd anniversary of NCC and paid homage to the heroes of the entire NCC fraternity at the National War Memorial.

What is NCC?

  • The NCC is the largest uniformed organization in the world.
  • It was formed by the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948 and it was the successor of the University Officers Training Corps which was established by the British in 1942.
    • It is open to schools and colleges for voluntary participation students in Army, the Navy and the Air wing.
    • Currently it has a strength of around 14 lakh cadets from Army, Navy and Air Force wings.
  • The NCC was formed on the recommendation of a committee headed by Pandit H.N. Kunzru.
  • The NCC falls under the purview of the Ministry of Defence.
    • NCC is headed by the Director General who is an officer of three-star rank and headquartered in Delhi.

  • The cadets and associates of NCC officers played pivotal roles by actively participating in programs such as Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, Atmanirbhar Bharat, Fit India, Swachhta Abhiyan.
  • They also facilitated bringing awareness about Digital literacy, International Yoga day, Tree plantations and COVID-19 vaccination drive.

Objectives

  • To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship.
  • To promote the sense of selfless service as a responsible citizen.
  • To create human resources for organised, trained and motivated youth.