This year’s best NCC cadet Mihir among Top 30 Under 30
Dedicated to discipline: Mihir, 15, Chandigarh
He was adjudged the Best NCC Cadet in Junior Division in the Republic Day Camp 2017 and awarded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A student of St Kabir, Mihir is today an inspiration for many youngsters in the tricity. This sporty cadet who is torn between his aspiration to become an army officer and an engineer says discipline is the key to excelling in any field.
Success mantra: “First of all, I believed in myself, I believed I could do it,” says Mihir, adding that hard work, discipline and dedication also played a big role in his success. This teenager says he had to be emotionally and mentally strong to weather life in an army camp for nearly three months.
Inspiration: Mihir says it was the medals of other successful cadets that kept him going when he didn’t perform well at his first annual training camp. “A meeting with Senior Under Officer Ojaswi Sharma, last year’s All India Best NCC Cadet, made me determined to keep going,” he recalls.
Challenges before India: Mihir feels indiscipline is the strongest challenge for the youth in India. “We also need a better education system. Authorities keep experimenting, and we have to bear the brunt,” he rues.
Uplifting feature: “I think it’s the increasing awareness amongst the youth that will push our country to the next level.”
The road ahead: For Mihir, who is still exploring, it’s a toss between becoming a computer engineer and an officer in the Indian Army.
As an agent of change: The best thing you can do, says Mihir, is to inspire others. An inspired youth can bring about a lot of change. “I am the first best junior division cadet from my school and probably Chandigarh to achieve this feat, I am sure it will inspire many other cadets.”
By the way: Mihir enjoys swimming, football and solving the Rubik’s cube.
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