Wednesday, August 17, 2022

NCC combined annual training camp concludes

A 10-day Combined Annual Training Camp-35 (CATC) of the 1 Nagaland Girls’ Battalion NCC, Kohima under the aegis of NCC Group-Kohima, which got underway at St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Jakhama on June 25, concluded on Monday.
In a press release, SJC (A) Jakhama, head, department of English, James H.K informed that the main objective of the camp was to help the cadets develop qualities of character, comradeship, discipline, secular outlook, spirit of adventure, sportsmanship, ideals of selfless service and get a glimpse of a regimented way of life.
In his opening address on June 26, commanding officer of 1 NL Girls’ BN NCC, Kohima and camp commandant, Col. Abdul Hameed Khan enlightened the cadets on the aims of NCC.
He said some of the particular aims were—to develop qualities of character, leadership, discipline, camaraderie, courage, sportsmanship, spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service.
He urged upon the cadets to cultivate self-discipline which, he said, was key to success and prosperity.
Meanwhile, group commander, NCC Group-Kohima, Brig. Praveen Singh Sangwan made his official visit to the camp on June 27, where in his address, he advised the cadets to take advantage of NCC exam certificates and to avail job opportunities in armed forces and central armed police force.
He encouraged them to avail the various government schemes available for business start-ups and entrepreneurship.
On June 29, a special prayer and a talk on spiritual health was delivered by SJC (A) Jakhama principal, Dr. Fr. George Keduolhou Angami.
At the camp, the cadets were trained on weapon handling, drill, map reading, field-craft and battle-craft, firing, public speaking and how to carry out sentry duties.
Altogether, two officers, eight associate NCC officers/caretakers, 19 PI staff and 372 cadets from 1 Nagaland Girls’ BN NCC and 24 NL (I) Coy NCC of NCC Group, Kohima participated at the camp.

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