Chandigarh, 09 Feb 2021: National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organization in the world is a major contributor in nation building. NCC offers basic military training to the cadets of schools and colleges. The NCC has a two year training cycle for junior cadets and three year of training for senior cadets. After two years of NCC training, the cadets of schools get 'A' Certificate and the cadets of Senior Division or Senior Wing get 'B' Certificate after completing three years the cadets get 'C' Certificate exam.

NCC certificates make the cadets eligible for a number of benefits, major being no written exam for entry into armed forces for C certificate holders. In addition, concessions are granted in form of bonus marks by Central Armed Police Organizations such as Assam Rifle BSF, CRPFetc to NCC C Certificate holders. They also get preference in admission for higher education as well as State Government jobs.

This year, the Annual Training Camp for 30 NCC third year cadets including 17 girl cadets kicked off at NCC Complex in Sector 31 today under the leadership of Group captain M R Pandeya, with the assistance of Wing Commander BS Srinivas, College NCC Officers DrRakesh Thakur, DrShilpi Ahuja and PI & Civil Staff.Group captain M R Pandeya informed that all anti-COVID 19 precautions were carried out.

The camp started with the arrival of cadets from PGGC-11 and DAV College Sector-10 and the address by Brig BS Dhillon, Group Commander followed by group photo. Cadets will be participating in indoor and outdoor NCC activities. Various awareness lectures are going to be conducted by specialists in the field comprising of life-saving skills, CPR and first aid. Practical classes on Drill, Arms Drill, Weapon Training, Aeromodelingalongwith visit to Aircrafts will be conducted. At the end of the camp, all cadets will be given camp certificate to make them eligible to appear in coveted “C” certificate.