AMAZING DISPLAY OF DRILL & SKILL BY NCC CADETS ON NCC DAY AT AZAD MAIDAN

Demonstration of the Section Battle Drill by the Army NCC Cadets
Demonstration of the Section Battle Drill by the Army NCC Cadets

National Defence Bureau,
Mumbai, 07 Feb 2019

Maharashtra NCC Cadets put up an impressive display of Guard of Honour at Azad Maidan today morning to commemorate NCC Raising Day. It was witnessed by Hon’ble Sports & Education Minister of Maharashtra, the Chief Guest for the occasion and other dignitaries including Additional Directorate General NCC Directorate Maharashtra, Vice Chancellors and many civil & military officials. The NCC cadets showcased well-orchestrated skills in Section Battle Drill, Aero Modelling, Semaphore, Weapon Display and cultural activity at the venue.

Presentation of the Vice Chancellor’s banner for SNDT university to MD Shah Women’s College, Maladv
Presentation of the Vice Chancellor’s banner for SNDT university to MD Shah Women’s College, Malad

The Chief Minister Banner was earlier awarded to NCC Group Pune by the visiting dignitary in a separate programme on 04 Feb at Sahayadri Guest House and the Runners up Trophy to Kolhapur Group. Every year, cadets of the seven groups of Maharashtra NCC Directorate viz. Mumbai ‘A’, Mumbai ‘B’, Pune, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Nagpur and Amravati compete in various competitions for the prestigious Chief Minister’s Banner. Mumbai University banner was awarded to Sathaye College, and Vice Chancellor’s banner for SNDT university was awarded to MD Shah Women’s College, Malad from SNDT university for their outstanding contribution in NCC activities.

NCC cadets marching in on the parade ground at Azad Maidan
NCC cadets marching in on the parade ground at Azad Maidan

In addition to congratulating the Maharashtra NCC fraternity for the NCC Day, the Chief Guest applauded the performance of cadets of Republic Day Contingent and congratulated the team on finishing as second runners up for the prestigious Prime Minister’s banner. He made a special mention for the award winning cadets which included Cadet Rishaan Hemady (Army wing) & Cadet Kartikay Gautam (Air wing) who were adjudged all India Best Cadets in Senior Division whereas Cadet Sagar Mugale from Maharashtra Directorate who had the rare distinction to lead the all India NCC Contingent at Rajpath on 26 Jan 2019 at New Delhi.

The Chief Guest Sports & Education Minister of Maharashtra, Vinod Tawde congratulating Cadet Sagar Mugale who led the all India NCC Contingent at Rajpath on Republic Day Parade at New Delhi
The Chief Guest Sports & Education Minister of Maharashtra, Vinod Tawde congratulating Cadet Sagar Mugale who led the all India NCC Contingent at Rajpath on Republic Day Parade at New Delhi

The Chief Guest took the opportunity to interact with the NCC cadets and answered their various queries. He urged personnel of the Directorate to rededicate themselves to follow the true traditions and customs of NCC and ensure that the young cadets were groomed and nurtured with qualities like discipline, leadership, secular outlook and selfless service to the country.

Release of the Maharashtra NCC Directorate journal by the Chief Guest
Release of the Maharashtra NCC Directorate journal by the Chief Guest

 

 

NCC Cadets performing cultural programme during the occasion
NCC Cadets performing cultural programme during the occasion

 

 

NCC Cadets performing cultural programme during the occasion
NCC Cadets performing cultural programme during the occasion

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