LEH, July 3: Additional Director General (ADG) National Cadet Corps (NCC) J&K Major General Naveen Kumar Airy visited the Special National Integration Camp being held at Leh.
The officer was received by Cdr NCC Gp HOs Srinagar Brigadier RG Patil and other officers of NCC Group Srinagar.
300 NCC cadets and 20 Associate NCC Officers representing all States and union territories are participating in this unique camp. NCC contingent comprising boys and girl cadets put up an impressive show in presenting guard of honour to the ADG.
On the occasion, the ADG and a large number of army officers witnessed a cultural programme based on the rich cultural heritage of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions, which was presented by the NCC Cadets.
ADG while addressing the cadets emphasized the need to conduct such camps for maintaining communal harmony and brotherhood and strengthening national integration. He described these camps as pre-requisites for the country’s growth and stability. He further lauded the significant contribution being made by the NCC in grooming the youth of the country.
He observed that the strength of NCC has grown over the years, but considering the strength of youth particularly in J&K, more boys and girls needed to be brought under the ambit of the organization. He expressed happiness that an Air Wing and a NCC Battalion were being proposed to be raised in Srinagar, Kupwara and Udhampur respectively, which would provide new openings to the youth of the State.
He complimented the cadets for their impressive drill and cultural programme and wished them great success, happiness and good luck in all their future endeavours.