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NCC

PROFILE OF NATIONAL CADET CORPS
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
1.Inception and significance of NCC:
The NCC has its genesis in the "University Corps",which was created under the Indian Defence Act,1917 with the objective to train students for the Army.In 1920,when the Indian Territorial Act was passed,the "University Corps"(UTC).In 1942,the UTC was renamed as the "University Officers Training Corps"(UOTC).In September 1946,a Committee was set up under HN Kunzru for establishment of a nationwide youth organisation covering both Schools and Colleges. Consequently,the "National Cadet Corps(NCC) came into existence on 15th July 1948 under National Cadet Corps Act(No.XXXI of 1948) enacted by the Parliament.The Girls Division was introduced in 1949.To start with,only Army NCC Units were there.Air Force and Naval NCC Units followed soon in 1950 and 1952 respectively.This voluntry youth organisation,which started with 20,000 cadets, is today probably the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world with 13 lakh cadets(boys and girls).The NCC Headquarters is located in New Delhi.Control and co-ordination are exercised through 17 State Directorates.NCC Officer's Training Academies are located at Kamptee for Male Officers and Gwalior for Women Officers.
 
2.Aims:
(a)
To develop character,comradeship,discipline,leadership,secular outlook,spirit of adventure and the ideals of selfless service amongst the youth of the country.
(b)
To create a human resource of organised, trained and motivated youth,to provide leadership in all walks of life and always available for the service of the nation.
(c)
To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.
 
3.Motto:
"Unity and Discipline".
 
4.Cardinals of NCC Discipline:
(a)
Obey with a smile.
(b)
Be punctual.
(c)
Work hard and without fuss.
(d)
Make no excuses and tell no lies.
 
5.Ethics of NCC Cadets:
(a)
Be truthful,upright and obedient.
(b)
Be humane,cultured and compassionate.
(c)
Be respectful to your instructors,parents and fellow cadets.
(d)
Be punctual and well disciplined at all times.
(e)
Be open and transparent in personal conduct.
(f)
Be mentally and physically robust.
(g)
Always protect the weak.
(h)
Be loyal and faithful to the organisation you serve.
(i)
Spread the message of national integration
(j)
Espouse social causes.
 
6.Enrolment of Cadets:
The NCC is open to all regular students of Schools and Colleges on a voluntary basis.Boys/Girls studying in VIII and IX standards are admitted in Junior Division/Junior Wing.A cadet must have attained the age of 13 years on the day of enrolment.Boys/Girls studying I/II/III year degree course are enrolled in Senior Division/Senior Wing.
 
7.Training Activities:
(a)
Institutional Training(48%):
 
Military training,Parades,Camps and Certificate Examinations 'A'/'B'/'C'.
(b)
Community Development/Social Service(19%):
 
Blood donation, Tree plantation, Eye donation, Adult education, Road cleaning, Traffic control, Anti-dowry pledge, Anti-leprosy drive, AIDS awareness campaign, Cancer awareness programme, Fire fighting, visit to Cheshire Homes,etc.
(c)
Adventure Training and Sports(21%):
 
Para sailing/Microlight Flying,Hang Gliding,Slithering,Wind surfing,Scuba diving,Ocean sailing,Canoeing,Kayaking,Water skiing,Yatching,Cycle/Motor Cycle expedition,Trekking,Mountaineering,Rock climbing,Riding,etc.
(d)
Youth Exchange Programme(8%):
 
Visit to Russia, Nepal/ Bhutan,Singapore,United Kingdom,Bangladesh,Yangon, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Foreign Naval Cruise, Foreign Coast Guard Cruise, etc.
(e)
Career Counselling(4%)
 
8.Main Events:
(a)
Republic Day Parade at Delhi - 26th January
(b)
Prime Minister's Rally at Delhi - 27th January
(c)
NCC Day - Fourth Sunday of November