Kohima, December 22 (NEx): Two Cadets of Army Senior Wing (SW), 1 Nagaland Girls Battalion National Cadet corps (NCC), NCC Group, Kohima have made it to the prestigious, Republic Day Contingent (RDC), Camp as part of the NCC Directorate North East Region (NER), which for this time has reduced vacancies due to COVID Protocol.
The PRO (Def) Kohima informed that the Girl Cadets selected are SUO Rokovino, Kohima College and Sgt Zuchobeni St Joseph’ College (Autonomous). The selected Cadets have proceeded directly to New Delhi on December 18, 2020 to attend the Republic Day Camp (RDC) and shall be returning in February 2021, he said.
The PRO said that the selection process initially commenced online at NCC Unit level in September 2020 and thereafter mid October onwards on ground.
After relentless training, three SW Cadets out of many volunteers were selected to attend the NER Dte Pre RDC-I Camp held at NCC Academy Jorhat, Assam from November 22nd onwards. All three Cadets got selected for the Pre RDC II Camp and even more tougher Pre RDC-III Camp. In the final selection, conducted by ADG NCC of NER Dte, the two Cadets cleared the test.
The Cadets were trained under the aegis of NCC Group HQ Kohima by Col Avinash D Pitre, CO 1 Nagaland Girls Battalion NCC and Hav. Sempithung Lotha, informed PRO(Def).
Meanwhile, highlighting on NCC, he said that NCC India is the largest youth organisation in the World having approximately 13 lakh youth on its rolls and an unparalleled alumni of ex-Cadets. It aims “To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst the Youth of the Country; to Create a Human Resource of Organized, trained and Motivated Youth, to Provide Leadership in all Walks of life and be always available for the Service of the Nation.