NCC cadets conduct awareness programmes

NCC cadets conduct awareness programmes
NCC cadets conducting awareness on water pollution.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/8/2019 12:14:26 PM IST

NCC cadets attending ten-day Combined Annual Training Camp (CATC-36) at Livingstone Foundation HSS, Dimapur on July 7 sensitised the locals on the threat of water pollution and urged them to not pollute the water bodies but practice rain water harvesting in order to conserve water.

The camp is organised by 1 Nagaland Girls Bn NCC under aegis NCC Gp HQ Kohima. 405 girls cadets and 31 boys cadets and camp officers attending the camp also attended church services at Thahekhu Village Baptist Church (TVBC) and Livingstone Foundation HSS Church. 

According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the pastors motivated them to build their character and be leaders in all walks of life. After church service, the cadets interacted with the Thahekhu villagers on social and environmental issues. Col Avinash Pitre, Camp Comdt stated that social service, development of character, qualities of honesty, integrity, secular outlook and selfless service to the nation are some of the aims and objectives of NCC.  

Meanwhile, awareness on addictions and drug abuse was conducted for the cadets attending the camp by Kripa Foundation. 

According to PRO (Defence) Col C Konwer, Bendang and team of Kripa Foundation gave a detailed lecture on types of drugs commonly abused in Nagaland, other addictions and how to stay away from them. 

He highlighted the need of the hour for all to realise the danger of drug abuse and its connection with HIV and urged the cadets to play a key role in its eradication. Cadets, officers and staff pledged to say “No to Drugs”.

A lecture on entry into the Territorial Army as officers was also organised at the NCC CATC-36, where guest lecturer, Maj Shivender Kumar Pandey guided the cadets and NCC officers on the entry process, eligibility criteria and the examination pattern. Col Avinash Pitre, camp commandant said that the special lecture was organised in order to create awareness to cadets about the excellent career avenue and how they can compete for the examination.



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