Exercise NCC Yogdan launched to fight COVID-19
On April 2, 2020, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) launched “Exercise NCC Yogdan” to offer a helping hand to the authorities fighting against COVID-19.
Under the exercise, the NCC cadets are envisaged to work in call centres and helpline centres formed exclusively for COVID-19, community assistance, distribution of relief materials, medicines and other essential food commodities, data management and traffic management.
Under the exercise, the senior NCC volunteers above 18 years of age are to be employed. The plan is to use the NCC force to assist state governments. However, NCC operates under Ministry of Defence. Therefore, the state governments have to place request to the state NCC directorates upon using NCC volunteer to assist in their relief measures.
The NCC is the largest uniformed organization in the country. Also, it the largest youth organization in the country. They are often deployed during natural calamities such as floods, cyclones, etc.
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