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Bhopal NCC cadets make presence felt

THE MP and Chhattisgarh contingent of NCC stood fourth in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi this year. The sheer dedication and discipline of Bhopal cadets, to a great extent, contributed to the contingent?s impressive show.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2006 14:51 IST

THE MP and Chhattisgarh contingent of NCC stood fourth in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi this year. The sheer dedication and discipline of Bhopal cadets, to a great extent, contributed to the contingent’s impressive show.

All of 27 cadets from Bhopal, including six girls, participated in the parade from MP and Chhattisgarh NCC Directorate. Judging by the success in various competitions, cadets from Bhopal made a mark. Enthused by their success, the cadets are confident of maintaining their performance in the coming years.

Aditi Singh, one of the youngest participants in the contingent, was declared third best cadet at the national-level. To Aditi, a student of St Joseph’s Convent School, it was unforgettable experience. “After success in the event, I am now full of confidence. NCC training helped me a lot to realise my dream,” Aditi said.

In the naval events coinciding the Republic Day Parade held at Chilka lake of Orissa, the team comprising Chhavi Gupta, Rose Mary Michael and Pooja Wankhede stood first in the sailing event. “I felt proud after winning the event. The competition taught us the best way of learning team efforts”, said Chhavi. She is keen to join defence. In the past she participated in the ship modeling and pulling.

All cadets were unanimous that their priority is to join defence. “I joined NCC, as it is an organisation that would help me in preparing myself for the army or any other defence field”, said a confident Paritoshnath Shukla who was declared best cadet in Army wing in the MP and Chhattisgarh Directorate.

Sharing their experiences of meeting with President Abdul Kalam, Chief Minister of Delhi Sheela Dixit and other dignitaries, the cadets said that it was a memorable moment. “Saluting the First Citizen of the country is unforgettable”, said Anuruddh Tiwari. He stood second in the cancer awareness quiz.

The cadets recently met Governor Dr Balram Jakhar. Jakhar congratulated all winners and wished them luck for the future. Talking to the Hindustan Times, Commanding Officer Col Sanjay Pandey said that NCC is made to develop citizens who have the courage to stand for the country in any situation. “These cadets have been prepared to give best for the Country in any field”, he said. He called upon the youths to join NCC as much as possible.

First Published: Feb 24, 2006 14:51 IST