The National Cadet Corps is the Indian Military cadet corps with its headquarters at new delhi. Delhi, India. It is a tri-services organization comprising the army, navy and air force engaged in grooming the youth – ‘the leaders of tomorrow’ – into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The genesis of the NCC can be traced back to the first world war when the British created the university corps as the second line of defense and to have a large pool of trained youth available for employment into the armed forces.
The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps act of 1948.the genesis of the NCC can be traced back to the first world war when the Britishers created the university corps as the second line of defense and to have a large pool of trained youth available for employment into the armed forces.
During the 1965 and 1971 wars with pakistan, NCC cadets were the second line of defense. They organised camps to assist the ordnance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used as patrol parties to capture the enemy paratroopers. The NCC cadets also worked hand in hand with the civil defence authorities and actively took part in rescue work and traffic control. After the 1965 and 1971 indo-pak wars the NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than just being the second line of defense, NCC syllabus laid a greater stress on developing qualities of leadership and officer-like qualities. The Military training which the NCC cadets received was reduced and greater importance was given to other areas like social service and youth-management.
The naval wing of the NCC was raised in jul 1952, thus completing the true representation of all services in the corps. Presently, NCC has approximately 13 lakhs cadets under its fold.NCC has been working in the institution since 1989 in its early state of regional engineering college with the view to create vibrant engineers for the service of nation and mankind. The National Cadet Corps had played a vital role in preparing many generations of our students in becoming responsible Indian citizens.
The motto of NCC is ‘unity & discipline’ which was adopted on 23 December 1957. In living up to its motto, the NCC strives to be and is one of the greatest cohesive forces of the nation, bringing together the youth hailing from different parts of the country and molding them into united, secular and disciplined citizens of the nation.
“UNITY AND DISCIPLINE”
Aim of NCC
- To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure & sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizens.
- To create a human resources of organized, trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life including the armed forces and always available for the service of the nation.
- To create suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the armed forces.
- Before RDC all group headquarters have to face the igc(inter-group competition)
- NCC republic day camp is the culmination of all NCC training activities. RDC is held at garrison parade ground, delhi cantt. From 01 to 29 Jan. 1850 selected NCC cadets from 17 directorates attend the camp. The camp is inaugurated by the vice president of India and culminates with prime minister's rally on 28 Jan.
- During the camp visit of Raksha Mantri, cabinet ministers, chief minister of delhi, three service chiefs and various state ministers/vips are also organized.
- During the RDC, various competitions are conducted amongst the 17 NCC directorates to Decemberide the champion directorate for award of prime minister's banner. Competitions are keenly contested in various events such as national integration awareness presentation, drill, line & flag area, cultural programs i.e. (group song, group dance & ballet), best cadet of senior division (boys) and senior wing (girls) in each service - army, navy & air discipline and best cadet boys and girls each from junior wing. Aero modeling and ship modeling are also conducted during RDC.
This is held every year at naval base vishakhapattanam. 560 cadets (400boys +160girls ) from all directorates attend the camp.
During the camp, inter directorate competitions will be conductedfor republic day prime minister banner competitions:- ship modelling(miniature warship making), firing/shooting, boat pulling races, drill parade with rifles, semaphore- naval signal commuNICation, whaler boat rigging arrangements, service exam (written), seamanship (practical exam on bends, hitches & knots) and health and hygiene (written & oral).
Besides competitions will also be held cultural (gp dance & gpsong),best cadet, overall best directorate.
National integration camp involve cadets from all over India. The main aim of this camp is community living. As compared to all other camps which lay emphasis on drill, pt, weapon training, etc. The focus of NIC is on cultural activities. And if you see from my point of view, you are put to live with people from all over India. A diverse country in which more than 400 languages are spoken. You’ll get to know about the culture of every part of India.
So, this camp will teach you community living, how to adapt according to people when you meet them. Plus of course you’ll get to participate in quizes, skid, cultural dance events and hell lot of other activities.
In CATC the boys (senior & junior division) and girl cadets(senior & junior wing)of a particular NCC unit participate in the 10-day camp. Classes are conducted as per the given syllabus wherein certain aspects of NCC training are taught once again. The camp acts as refresher training for the cadets and they are also trained in basic skills of survival and emergencies besides other topics.
They are taught certain skills pertaining specifically to their wing for e.g., a naval cadet are trained in boat-rowing, oaring, semaphore, etc. Another activity in the camp is the "dogwatch" wherein two cadets are to stay on sentry duty for two hours at any time given time of the day. Those caught sleeping, especially during late night or early morning shifts, or otherwise missing from duty are severely reprimanded or penalized. Cadets are also introduced to weapons such as a .22 caliber rifle.
Our NIT Platoon has adopted community development activities with the aim of imbibing amongst cadets selfless service to the community, dignity of labor, importance of self help, need to protect the environment and to assist weaker sections of the society in their upliftment. This is envisaged through programs involving adult-education, tree plantation, blood donation, visit to Old Age Homes, anti-leprosy drive, village upliftment and various other social schemes.
- Anti Dowry: Besides spreading awareness, our Cadets take a pledge not to accept or encourage dowry system.
- Anti Leprosy Drive: Our Cadets have launched anti-leprosy drive in the vicinity of NIT campus and are helping various Gram Panchayats at grass root level.
- Tree Plantation: Our cadets plant saplings and look after them in conjunction with the college authorities. NCC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Govind Ballabh Pant Institue of Ecology and Environment in July, 2006 to promote afforestation, inculcate scientific understanding of environment and environmental problems of the Indian Himalayan Region. This programme is being extended to other parts of the Himalyan Region.
- Blood Donation: NIT Platoon organises blood donation camp every year to support and save life in critical conditions. Our Cadets also donate blood during ATC.
- AIDS Awareness: Various AIDS awareness programs are organised by the Platoon in nearby villages to make people aware of the cause and consequences of AIDS.