NCC’s combined trg camp concludes

ITANAGAR, Jan 12: The nine-day combined annual training camp (CATC) of the 1st APBn National Cadet Corps (NCC) concluded at Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic here on Saturday.
Addressing the valedictory function, Education Secretary Madhu Rani Teotia said the time had come for the youths to play an important role in nation-building and providing security.
“A contingent of 3000 cadets will be raised in the 2nd NCC battalion, which will be established in Tawang. The state government is also working towards its early beginning even if there is financial crunch,” she said.
Teotia expressed happiness over the performance of the cadets in the training, and advised them to channel their energy and knowledge to good causes and the nation’s security and development.
Later, prizes were distributed to the winners of the sports and cultural events held during the training camp.
Among other senior officers of the APBn NCC, commanding officer Col RK Sharma, deputy camp commanding officer Col Raghunath Sekhawat and camp adjutant Lt Palvinder Singh were present on the occasion.
The CATC, which had begun on 3 January, saw the participation of around 400 cadets (boys and girls) from Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
Besides 20 army instructors, NCC officers from schools and colleges accompanied the cadets as associate NCC officers or caretaker officers.
The training included basic drills, horse riding, swimming, arms and weapons handling and firing, exercises, cultural activities and social service.