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National Cadet Corps celebrates 74th Anniversary day

National Cadet Corps celebrates 74th Anniversary day: The National Cadet Corps (NCC), the world’s largest uniformed youth organisation founded in 1948, will mark its 74th anniversary on November 27, 2022. To mark the occasion, Defence Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane laid a wreath and paid homage to the fallen heroes on behalf of the entire NCC fraternity at National War Memorial, New Delhi on November 26, 2022.

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Notably: NCC Day is observed on the fourth Sunday of November. The NCC was raised on 15th July 1948 in New Delhi, which was the fourth Sunday of the November month in 1948. For this reason the NCC raising Day is observed every year on the fourth Sunday of the November Month. The NCC Raising Day is also being celebrated in all state capitals, where cadets are participating in march past, cultural activities and social development programmers.

Formation of the NCC:

The National Cadet Corps Act of 1948 established the NCC in India after independence, and it was established on July 15, 1948. The NCC is a voluntary military cadet corps under the Union Ministry of Defence and is open to school and college students. It was set up to create a human resource of organized, trained and motivate youth to provide leadership in all walks of life and always available for the service of the nation.

 NCC Campaign’s:

  • From national-level campaigns like Puneet Sagar Abhiyan, the biggest cleanliness drive undertaken by any single organisation, to initiatives like Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat camps, Swachh Bharat campaign, Har Ghar Tiranga, and Ex Yogdan (COVID Relief Campaign), NCC cadets have left a large and lasting footprint in every way. The expansion of NCC has also been undertaken in coastal and border areas of the country by adding over one lakh young cadets to its fold in recent times. This has motivated the youth from these areas to join the Armed forces and contribute to Nation Building.
  • The NCC has also been a platform for harnessing international relations for over four decades, by sending its cadets as ambassadors of peace and unity as part of Youth Exchange Programmes (YEP) to over 25 nations. Under YEP, the NCC has hosted cadets from over 30 friendly foreign countries over the years.
  • The multifaceted activities and varied curriculum of the NCC, provides unique opportunities to the youth for self-development. Many cadets have made the Nation and the organisation proud through their remarkable achievements in the field of sports and adventure.

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