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One lakh trained NCC cadets will serve in coastal, border areas: PM Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister wore an NCC cap, reviewed March Past by NCC contingents and witnessed cultural performance during the event.

Published: 28th January 2021 01:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th January 2021 01:58 PM   |  A+A-

PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi (File Photo | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: One lakh National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets, which are being trained by the Army, Navy and Air Force, will serve in coastal and border areas, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the NCC Rally at Cariappa Ground in Delhi on Thursday.

"On August 15, last year, it was announced that NCC will be given new responsibilities in around 175 districts in the coastal and border areas. For this, around 1 lakh NCC cadets are being trained by Army, Navy and Air Force. Out of these, one third are girl cadets," said Prime Minister Modi.

Hailing NCC cadets for helping the government amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he said: "Be it the floods or any other calamity, NCC cadets helped the people of this country last year. During the Corona pandemic, lakhs of cadets worked with the administration and society across the country. Their work is commendable."

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and the three armed services Chiefs were also present on the occasion. The Prime Minister wore an NCC cap, reviewed March Past by NCC contingents and witnessed cultural performance during the event.



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