Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha interacted with Jammu & Kashmir as well as Ladakh contingent of NCC cadets yesterday who participated in the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi.
He congratulated the Cadets who got this opportunity to represented the UTs of J&K as well as Ladakh.
Lt. Governor termed NCC Cadets as the brand ambassadors of Unity, Discipline, Culture & Heritage. He called upon the youth of J&K to join the organizations like National Cadet Corps (NCC) which inculcate discipline and the spirit of amity and harmony.
He also stressed upon the need to step up the efforts on the part of NCC Directorate of J&K and Ladakh and Education Department to engage more and more youth in NCC activities with special focus on rural areas.
The Lt Governor expressed delight that this year Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Directorate received awards from Raksha Mantri & Raksha Rajya Mantri besides DG’s Commendation. He advised the Cadets to make the most of the learning gained from the experience and wished them high success in their future endeavours.
Cadets Iqra Fayaz from Anantnag shared her experience and learnings during her time in the Republic Day camp. Similarly another Cadet Aman Singh expressed his pleasure for getting the golden chance after a strict screening and selection process to become a part of the J&K and Ladakh contingent for the Republic Day parade. Cultural team of the NCC contingent recited a song “NCC ka naara, Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Hamara”, written by an NCC Cadet.
Secretary, School Education Department Bishwajit Kumar Singh, Secretary Youth Services and Sports Department Sarmad Hafeez, Brig. N R Babu Officiating ADG/NCC JK&L Directorate, Col. P Bhaumik, Contingent Commander and CO, 1 J&K Girls Bn, Associate NCC Officer and Instructors were present on the occasion.