NCC ‘Puneet Sagar Abhiyan’

NCC started the ‘Puneet Sagar Abhiyan’ on May 30, 2022. It continued till June 5, 2022, that marks the World Environment Day.

About the campaign

  • Around 74,000 cadets from 10 States and 4 Union Territories participated in the campaign.
  • NCC cadets were also joined in by NCC Alumni, locals and tourists in several places across India.
  • Waste collected during the campaign was disposed of in an environment friendly manner, in association with the cooperation with Government/Private agencies.
  • During the campaign, drawing, essay writing, poster making, article writing, poetry, debate, etc were also conducted at various locations.

Why was the campaign launched?

The Puneet Sagar Abhiyan was launched by NCC, in a bid to clean Sea Shores or Beaches and other water bodies including rivers & lakes, by removing plastic & other waste. The campaign seeks to increase awareness amongst local population about importance of keeping beaches and river fronts clean. It seeks to educate locals and sensitise about ‘Swachh Bharat’.

When was campaign launched?

The campaign was launched on December 1, 2021 by the National Cadet Corps, to keep seashores and beaches free from plastic & other waste materials.

National Cadet Corps (NCC)

NCC is the youth wing of Indian Armed Forces. It is headquartered in New Delhi, India. It is open to students from schools and colleges on voluntary basis as a Tri-Services Organisation. It comprises of the Army, the Navy and the Air Wing. The wing is engaged in developing the youth into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The cadets are recruited from high schools, higher secondary, colleges and universities by the soldier youth foundation in India. In the camp, cadets are given basic military training in small arms and drill.

Emblem of the NCC

The emblem of NCC comprises of 3 colours namely, red, dark blue and light blue. Red colour represents he Indian Army, dark blue represents the Indian Navy while light blue represents the Indian Air Force. The 17 lotuses on it, indicate 17 directories of India.

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