Cadets of the One lakh National Cadet Corps (NCC), who are trained by the military, navy and air force, will serve in coastal and border areas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during ‘a speech at the NCC Rally at Cariappa Ground in Delhi on Thursday.
“On August 15 of last year, it was announced that the NCC would be given new responsibilities in approximately 175 districts in the coastal and border areas. For this, around 1 lakh of CCN cadets are trained by the army, navy and air force. of these, a third are younger girls, ”Prime Minister Modi said.
Commending the NCC cadets for helping the government amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, “Whether it is flooding or any other calamity, NCC cadets have helped the people of this country last year. During the Corona pandemic, thousands of cadets worked with administration and society across the country. Their work is commendable. “
Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of the Defense Staff, General Bipin Rawat and the three heads of the armed forces were also present on the occasion.
The Prime Minister wore an NCC cap, reviewed in March by NCC contingents and attended cultural performances during the event.
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