National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world, celebrated its 64th anniversary on Saturday with traditional fervour.
At headquarters level, the raising day function was marked by paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, to the martyrs of the Indian Defence forces.
Wreaths were laid on behalf of the 17 Directorates of the NCC throughout the country, cadets, associated NCC officers and the three services. Defence Secretary, Shashi Kant Sharma, the chief guest, along with Lt Gen PS Bhalla, AVSM Director General National Cadet Corps, laid a wreath on behalf of the entire NCC fraternity.
Apart from Delhi, the NCC raising day is also celebrated in all state capitals, where cadets participate in march past, cultural activities and social development programmes.