Shimla: In view of the global pandemic COVID-19, NCC cadets are doing vital task of spreading awareness in the state and also helping the administration at the grassroots level, which reinforces in the cadets’ sense of discipline, service to nation and duty with devotion.
These views were expressed by Governor Bandaru Dattatraya while honouring the NCC cadets for meritorious services, in the state, during lockdown period, at Raj Bhavan today.
On this occasion, he said girls cadets and women officers are participating actively and enthusiastically in NCC, providing excellent services in this battle against Corona. He said that women in rural areas should come forward in spreading awareness in this regard, which will also enhance awareness among people about health and hygiene in rural areas providing a new direction to overall development. He said that the active role of women will inspire others to participate in works of social responsibility.
He asked NCC officers to make NCC Wing more popular among the students to instill the spirit of discipline and sense of duty in them so that more number of youth join the NCC. This will also boost the spirit of service and participation of youth in development.
On this occasion, Brigadier Rajeev Thakur informed that 1200 cadets of NCC are serving with local administration and helping in various capacities throughout the state. He said that the NCC cadets have been mostly deployed around their home area. They are also medically checked up every week.
Speaking on the occasion, Rakesh Kanwar, Secretary to the Governor said NCC has been very instrumental in assisting the local administration during COVID-19.
On this occasion, Cadets Gaurav Thakur, Diksha Gupta, Rimpa, Hrithik Rajgir and Zainab apprised the Governor of the work done during COVID-19.
Colonel Suneet Sankata, Lt. Jai Prakash, Second Officer Satish Kumar, Amarjeet Kaur and ANO Sanjeev Chhibber, Subedar Vijay Kumar were also present on the occasion.