Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the National Cadet Corps is a powerful medium for developing patriotism, values, hard work, honesty, devotion, determination towards goal and discipline among the youth. It will be expanded in maximum number of schools and colleges in the state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that drug abuse is making today’s youth weak. The National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS) must include anti-addiction campaign in their activities. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the felicitation ceremony of NCC cadets and NSS students representing Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the Republic Day celebrations at New Delhi on Thursday, at his residence. Minister of School Education (Independent Charge) Shri Inder Singh Parmar was also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan appreciated the services rendered by NCC cadets and NSS students while taking risk of their lives during the Corona period. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan congratulated Shri Yogesh Chaturvedi, NCC Senior Under Officer, Rewa for being selected as the Best Cadet of the Year in the Republic Day Parade and presented a medal and a cheque of Rs 10 thousand. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the students’ achievements, instills confidence and faith that the future of India is bright and secure. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan called upon the students to follow what Swami Vivekananda said “Get up, wake up, continue to make efforts till the goal is achieved”.
Sushri Mansi Teeirthani and Sushri Mehran Jaffrey honoured
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan felicitated 34 NCC cadets involved in the Republic Day Parade and 14 NSS participants including Sushri Mansi Teerthani of Bhopal and Sushri Mehran Jaffrey of Ujjain awarded the NSS Award 2018-19 by the President of India. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also released the 56th edition of NCC’s e-magazine “Yuva Spandan”.
One lakh 14 thousand youth of the state in NCC
Major General of NCC Shri Sanjay Sharma said that the contingent of the Republic Day Parade held every year at the national level in Delhi, participates in various competitions and cultural events during the month-long camp and records achievements. Cadets from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh who participated in the glorious Republic Day Camp were honoured. Shri Sharma informed that NCC activities are conducted in 52 districts of Madhya Pradesh and 28 districts of Chhattisgarh. About one lakh 14 thousand youth are participating in NCC in 400 schools and 900 colleges of Madhya Pradesh, out of which 30 percent are girls. Similarly, about 1 lakh 50 thousand NSS students are active in Beti Bachao, blood donation, rural development, sanitation and other public welfare activities in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Sharma also informed about the activities conducted by NCC cadets and NSS participants to help people in the difficult circumstances during the Corona period. Teachers and students were present in the programme.