NCC R-Day Camp 2020 Commences

Indian Army

New Delhi: The National Cadet Corps (NCC) Republic Day (RD) Camp 2020, which began in New Delhi on January 1 would provide an exposure to the participants from the world’s largest uniformed youth organisation to the rich culture and traditions of the nation in the run up to the Republic Day.

Addressing the cadets and officials, NCC Director General Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra called upon the cadets to participate wholeheartedly and derive maximum benefits from each activity in the Camp.

The aim of the Republic Day Camp is to enhance the personal traits of the cadets by strengthening their value system. Cadets attending the camp, participate in a number of activities, like cultural competitions, National Integration Awareness Programme and various Institutional Training Competitions. This varied and demanding array of activities culminates with the Prime Minister’s rally on January 28.

A total of 2155 Cadets, including 710 girl cadets, drawn from all 28 states and nine Union Territories of the country, are participating in this one month long Camp. This includes Cadets from Jammu and Kashmir, from Ladakh and 120 cadets from the North Eastern Region (NER). The Camp in fact portrays a reflection of “Mini India”.

Speaking to the media, the Director General said the training philosophy of the cadets has been refined to accommodate the changing aspirations of the youth and expectations of the society. The focus is now on personality development, leadership traits and improving soft skills of the cadets so as to equip them for future Challenges.

He said the NCC is committed to grooming the youth into responsible citizens, who would contribute immensely in nation building.