Here’s nothing more important than our good health – that’s our principal capital asset.”— MVS
The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps wing of the Indian armed forces. It’s headquartered at New Delhi, India and open to school and college students on a voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. It recruits cadets from high schools, colleges, and universities all over India. The cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during the selection process.
THE FOUR CARDINAL PRINCIPLES NCC ARMY WING WORKS ON
- Obey with a smile.
- Be punctual.
- Work hard and without fuss.
- Make no excuses and tell no lies.
The main objective of starting NCC ARMY WING training in schools is to give the youth an opportunity to experience the military life. It’s crucial to train them early in school and make them strong physically, healthy and well-prepared for any war-like situation. Thus, NCC ARMY WING is an excellent option to choose from in school, given its obvious advantages.
Firstly, if your dream is to join the army, there is nothing better you can do in school than to join NCC ARMY WING. Secondly, even if you do not want to opt for the armed forces, NCC ARMY WING prepares you physically and mentally. It makes you learn many things, which otherwise you won’t get a chance to in life. Discipline, basic arms training, team ethics, following orders, various kinds of physical activities, sports, tours to remote areas, etc. are some of the things you experience and learn in NCC ARMY WING. These lessons are invaluable and make the journey of learning beautiful. You get familiar with varied leadership traits, develop communication skills and build courage and confidence. Other than all this, NCC ARMY WING makes one a better citizen. You get to interact with people from different states and break free from the linguistic barrier. The team also has youth exchange programs in different countries.
NCC ARMY WING offers a variety of campuses like the CACT (Combine Annual Training Camp), BLC (Basic Leadership Camp), ALC (Advanced Leadership Camp), Paragliding, trekking, hiking, YEP (Youth Exchange Program), which gives an opportunity to visit foreign countries on government expenditure; TSC (Thal Sainik Camp) for firing, RDC (Republic Day Camp), which lets the candidates meet the prime minster, president, and chief of armed force; NIC (National Integration Camp), and IDC (Independence Day Camp).
Interesting facts you didn’t know about NCC ARMY WING (they might just motivate you to take it up in school):
- NCC ARMY WING today has around 13 lakh cadets in the country; it had started with just 20,000 in 1948.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi was once an NCC ARMY WING cadet.
- Unlike NDA and IMA, girls are allowed to join NCC ARMY WING and are treated at par with boys.
- Its cadets were the 2nd line of defense during the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971.
- It runs youth exchange programs in 12 countries in South East Asia.
To conclude, I would say that you need to grow in “teams” to be socially mature. In the civilized world, it is all about bonding over cultural diversity and making the country stronger. The purpose of this post is to inform you about the possible advantages of taking up NCC ARMY WING. But ultimately, the choice is yours. Weigh all your options before getting into this world!
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