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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Approves Proposal to Develop NCC in 173 Border, Coastal Districts

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A file photograph of Rajnath Singh. The enlargement of the NCC was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on Saturday. PTI Final Up to date: August 16, 2020, 12:49 PM IST […]

A file photo of Rajnath Singh.

A file photograph of Rajnath Singh.

The enlargement of the NCC was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on Saturday.

  • PTI
  • Final Up to date: August 16, 2020, 12:49 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has authorized the proposal to develop the Nationwide Cadet Corps (NCC) in 173 border and coastal districts from the place one lakh new cadets will probably be inducted, an official assertion stated on Sunday. The enlargement of the NCC was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on Saturday.

He stated the NCC will probably be expanded in border and coastal districts in order that these areas “get skilled manpower for catastrophe administration, and the youth may also get talent coaching for making their profession within the armed forces”. The defence ministry’s assertion stated Singh has authorized the NCC proposal “for a serious enlargement scheme”.

“Greater than 1,000 faculties and faculties have been recognized in border and coastal districts the place NCC will probably be launched,” it stated. A complete of 1 lakh cadets from 173 border and coastal districts will probably be inducted into the NCC, it stated, including that one-third of them will probably be women.

“As a part of the enlargement plan, a complete of 83 NCC items will probably be upgraded (Military 53, Navy 20, Air Drive 10) to impart NCC coaching to the cadets within the border and coastal areas,” the ministry famous. The Military will present coaching and administrative assist to NCC items situated in border areas, it stated.

The Navy will present assist to NCC items in coastal areas and the Air Drive will present assist to these situated near its stations, it added. The NCC is a youth improvement motion managed by the armed forces. It additionally offers publicity to cadets in a variety of actions, with a definite emphasis on social companies, self-discipline and journey coaching.

It’s open to all common college students of colleges and faculties on a voluntary foundation. The NCC enlargement plan will probably be applied in partnership with state governments, the ministry stated.

Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Purple Fort, Modi had stated, “About 173 districts in our border areas, our coastal areas share their boundaries with some or the opposite nation’s border or shoreline. Within the coming days, NCC can be prolonged in these border districts for the youth there.” “We’ll prepare round one lakh new NCC cadets from bordering areas, and we are going to work in direction of the concept that amongst these, one-third of them are our daughters,” he had stated.


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