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Dhoni, Sania to march for NCC

Cricketer Mahender Singh Dhoni and tennis sensation Sania Mirza will soon be seen promoting National Cadet Corps in the country.

india Updated: Oct 11, 2006 16:39 IST

Cricketer Mahender Singh Dhoni and tennis sensation Sania Mirza will soon be seen promoting National Cadet Corps (NCC) in the country. "The NCC is looking out for role models like Dhoni and Sania to promote the organisation," NCC Additional Director General Major General R K Karwal said.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a training camp for the naval NCC cadets at the Sukhna lake in Chandigarh. "Talks are in process with the two sportspersons and the NCC is hopeful of getting a favourable response from them soon," he said. Karwal said the NCC would also increase its strength from the present 13 lakh cadets to 15 lakh in the next five years.

"The NCC is contemplating of further increasing the strength of its cadets to 20 lakh," he said, adding that at present the directorates were examining the shortfall in cadet strength.

The National Cadet Corps was also in touch with the authorities to increase the subscribed seats for 'C certificate holders in institutions like the Indian Military Academy (IMA) and the Officers Training Academy (OTA).

"The government had sanctioned the increase of subscribed seats for NCC cadets from 64 to 80 in the IMA and from 100 to 120 in the OTA," he said.