National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 25 November 2018
National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world, celebrating its 70thRaising Day, today. Director General NCC Lt Gen P P Malhotra, laid a wreath on behalf of the entire NCC fraternity.
The raising day is also being celebrated all over India with cadets participating in marches, cultural activities and social development programmes.
During the current year, the NCC cadets have contributed immensely in the relief operations carried out dube ring the Kerala floods. The cadets participated wholeheartedly in Swacchta Abhiyan, Swasth Bharat Yatra cyclothon and played a pivotal role in spreading awareness about various government initiatives like digital literacy, yoga, blood donation camps and immunisation programs, etc.
The multifaceted activities and varied curriculum of NCC provides unique opportunities to youth for self-development. Many cadets have done the nation and the organisation proud by their remarkable achievements in the fields of sports and adventure and have won many laurels in these fields.
The NCC continues its relentless efforts towards moulding the present day youth into responsible citizens of tomorrow.
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 17 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.