The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd.) attended the prize distribution ceremony of the (for the cadets of combined Arunachal Pradesh and Assam) Annual Training Camp of National Cadet Corps (NCC) at Dera Natung College, Itanagar on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor exhorted the NCC cadets to personify the motto of National Cadet Corps, which is ‘Unity and Discipline’. He emphasized that they must imbibe leadership quality, sprit of nationalism and ideals of selfless service while developing a strong moral character, comradeship, discipline, secular outlook and spirit of adventure. There is a need for them to build up strong nationalism.
The Governor further stressed that NCC is required to counter the divisive forces as the second line of defence.
The Governor advised the cadets to take to their heart the great command of Field Marshal Philip Chetwode to the youth, enshrined at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradoon, i.e.,
Sharing his experience as Cadet from 1955 to 1959, the Governor said that the preliminary training in NCC and NCC-C Certificate, which he received, helped him in joining the Indian Army. He advised the cadets to guide, motivate and encourage other youth to be part of NCC the disciplined organization.
The Governor was impressed by the turnout, cultural programme and the Guard of Honour presented to him. Cadet Nipia Kipa of Govt Higher Secondary School, Doimukh was the commander of the Guard of Honour. As a token of appreciation, he gave a cash award for ‘Bara Khana’ to the Cadets and another cash award to Cadet Chimpy Boruah of North Lakhimpur College, Assam for a meritorious girl cadet and ‘Best in Firing’ amongst girl cadets.
First Lady of the State Neelam Misra, Lt. Col NK Bishnoi, SM, Commanding Officer, 1 Arunachal Pradesh Bn NCC, Lt. Col. Anuj Awasthi, Commanding Officer, 72 Assam Girls NCC, North Lakhimpur, Assam, Principal, Dera Natung Govt. College, Itanagar Dr. N.T. Rikam, NCC teachers of various schools and colleges of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, instructors from Army were present on the occasion amongst others.
Govt Higher Secondary School, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh received the Best Institute Award and Cadet Parnita Saikia of Shankar Dev College, Assam received the Best Cadet award. Cadet Gyamar Jhon of Govt Higher secondary School received the Award for Best Turn Out. Cadet Chimpy Boruah of North Lakhimpur College, Assam and Cadet Parnita Saikia of Shankar Dev College, Assam received the first and second prizes respectively in drill of girls’ section, while Cadet Gyamar Jhon of Govt Higher Secondary School, Doimukh and Cadet Tony Kumar Saikia, Darrang College, Assam received the prizes in boy’s section. In firing, Cadet Pranjal Modal of Darrang College, Assam and Cadet Kristoper Dhela of Govt Higher Secondary School, Doimukh received the 1st and 2nd prizes respectively in boy’s section, while Cadet Chimpy Boruah of North Lakhimpur College, Assam and Cadet Torik Kaye of Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat received the 1st and 2nd prizes respectively in girl’s section.
410 cadets from 1 Arunachal Pradesh Battalion NCC, Naharlagun and NCC Group Headquarters (B), Tezpur, Assam participated in the ten-day Combine Annual Training Camp. Along with drill, obstacle training, map reading, firing, they took part in activities including judging distances and field signals, use of compass, classes on health and hygiene, disaster response, Swachh Bharat activities, cultural program , games and weapon and equipment display.