71st raising Day celebrated by NCC
On November 24, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) celebrated the 71st raising day. The day was embarked all over the country.
2019 major contributions of NCC
In this current year, the NCC have contributed significantly to relief and recovery operations during floods in Bihar, Maharashtra and Kerala. They have also been an active part of Swachhta Cycle rally, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Mega Pollution Pakhwada. They have played a major role in Blood donation camps, digital literacy, tree plantation, international Day of Yoga, immunization programmes, etc.
The girl cadets of NCC successfully climbed the Mount Tenchenkhang in Sikkim. The mountain is 6,010 metres high. They also summited Mount Tibba in Himachal Pradesh which is 5,982 metres high.
The NCC has been active since 1948. It is a tr-service organization that comprises of Navy, Army and Air Force. It is a voluntary organization in schools, colleges and universities. The cadets are given basic preliminary training in small arms and parades.
NCC was created under Indian Defence Act, 1917. The objective of the legislation was to make up shortage in army. Under the act, University Corps were created
In 1948, the National Cadet Corps Act, was enacted to replace the University Corps with the National Cadet Corps. Today NCCs function according to the norms in NCC act, 1948
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