NCC Director General keen to raise more NCC units in Kashmir

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, June 19: Lt General A Chakravarty, Director General NCC, today said he was keen to raise more NCC units in the Kashmir valley, particularly in Air Wing in Srinagar.
Lt Chakravarty arrived here on a two-day visit to oversee various NCC activities in the state, especially so in the Kashmir region.
The General Officer has special affiliation with the state and is very keen to raise more NCC units in the valley particularly in an Air Wing in Srinagar and an NCC Battalion at Kupwara which would provide new openings to the youth of  Valley.
The General Officer visited the special National Integration Camp being conducted by the state NCC Directorate at JAK LI Regimental Centre, Rangreth.
The Special National Integration Camp is attended by 300 NCC Cadets and 21 Associate NCC Officers representing all states and Union Territories .
He was presented a Guard of Honour by the smartly turned out NCC Cadets comprising young boys and girls.
Later, he witnessed a magnificent and a vibrant cultural programme of folk dances and group songs based on the rich cultural heritage of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladhak region performed by the NCC cadets of J&K.
The General officer appreciated the cadets for their immaculate turn out, impressive drill and wonderful cultural  programme.
While addressing the Cadets, he exhorted the importance of organising such camp in Srinagar which has provided an opportunity for the cadets of different states and union territories to see and experience the first hand mystique of the serene and beautiful valley of Kashmir and also its cheerful, friendly and extremely hospitable people.
Such camps foster national integration, solidarity and pride amongst the youth of our vast and diverse nation.
He further complimented the cadets who have got this opportunity to come to Srinagar and interact with the youth of the state who are as talented in academics, aesthetics, creative art and in all their human endeavours as their counterparts elsewhere in India.
He was happy to note that all the cadets remained physically fit and actively participated in all the activities organised during the camp.
The General Officer congratulated Maj Gen Neeraj Verma, Additional Director General, NCC J&K and other NCC Officers and staff for organising this camp.