Sinha lauds NCC’s role in developing character, discipline, spirit of adventure among youth

Lt Governor interacts with NCC cadets during National Integration Camp in Srinagar.
Lt Governor interacts with NCC cadets during National Integration Camp in Srinagar.

LG addresses Special National Integration Camp

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, June 26: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today addressed a Special National Integration Camp of NCC Cadets as part of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme, at the JAK LI Regimental Centre, Srinagar.
Around 200 cadets participated from across the country in the camp organized by National Cadets Corps, Directorate of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh.
Addressing the cadets, the Lt Governor lauded the role of NCC in developing character, camaraderie, discipline, spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service in young citizens of the country.
“Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme is propagating the rich cultural heritage of the country, promoting people-to-people contacts, knowledge of the language, traditions and practices of different states/UTs to strengthen understanding and bonding between one another,” the Lt Governor said.
“The world’s largest Uniformed Youth Organization ‘National Cadet Corps’ is a reflection of the Prime Minister’s vision of “Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat” which holds together the diverse linguistic, cultural and religious threads, into a composite national identity. Such camps are indeed a true representation of the entire nation and unity of the country,”Sinha added.
Highlighting the need to enhance interaction and to promote mutual understanding among the regions, the Lt Governor said that this Special National Integration Camp in Srinagar has certainly enabled the youth coming from different parts of the country to create a better understanding about Jammu and Kashmir.
Denouncing the myth created around J&K’s law and order situation, the Lt Governor said that the UT of Jammu & Kashmir has the lowest crime rate in the whole country and our security forces have upper hand over the terrorism sponsored by the neighboring country.
J&K, which was kept away from industrial growth for decades, has now become a promising destination for investors and industries from all over the world, added the Lt Governor.
Major General Tejinder Kumar, Additional Director General, NCC Directorate, Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh, while speaking on the occasion said that the special National Integration Camp celebrated the diverse cultures of the Nation and the spirit of unity in diversity, besides showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Brig KS Kalsi gave a brief presentation on the different activities, programs and campaigns undertaken by the NCC cadets during the special National Integration camp.