Defence Ministry’s nod to expansion of NCC in Maharashtra’s coastal areas

by Editorial

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken a decision to increase the existing strength of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) by one lakh cadets in India’s coastal and border areas. This decision has been taken by MoD after appreciating the pro-active contribution of NCC cadets against the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. The NCC Directorate of Maharashtra has embarked upon expansion of NCC in its coastal areas by embracing Vidya Vikasini School (ICSE) in Vasai (East) area in Palghar district in its fold on 24 July 2020.

A NCC Banner presentation ceremony was held last week at NCC Group Headquarters, Mumbai ‘B’ complex located near the High Court. The Principal of the school was felicitated by Brigadier RS Dhaila, Deputy Director General, NCC Directorate Maharashtra, wherein a NCC Banner was presented to the school. The occasion was graced by Colonel Jyoti Dhawan, officiating Group Commander, Mumbai and Captain S Ravindra, the Commanding Officer of 1 Maharashtra Naval Unit. 

A limited number of NCC staff with selected teachers and students representing the school were present for the ceremony following full safety protocol of Covid-19 pandemic. The ceremony ended on an enthusiastic note, with students and teachers alike hopeful of contributing their best to the country on becoming a part of the NCC fraternity.

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