NCC Marks 75 Years of Legacy, Defence Secretary Pays Tribute at National War Memorial

In a poignant ceremony at the National War Memorial, Defence Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane paid homage to fallen heroes on behalf of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), commemorating the organization's 75th Anniversary on November 26, 2023. Recognized as the world's largest uniformed youth organization since its establishment in 1948, NCC continues to shape young minds with principles of discipline, leadership, and patriotism.

Defence Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane lauded NCC's phenomenal journey, stating, Over these 75 years, the distinguished organization stood firm to its ethos and emerged as an epitome of unity and discipline amongst the youth. He extended his congratulations to the NCC fraternity for their accomplishments and pledged ongoing support for their future endeavors.

Adding vibrancy to the occasion, a band comprising 26 talented girls from the NCC Wing of Kamla Nehru College, New Delhi, played patriotic themes. NCC's integral role in nation-building over the decades was emphasized, molding the character of countless cadets and preparing future leaders for the country.

As part of the 75th-anniversary celebrations, NCC cadets actively engaged in diverse initiatives, including the pan-India 'Swachhata Hi Sewa' cleanliness drive and 'Sharmdan' activities involving over 15 Lakhs cadets. The organization remains dedicated to shaping contributors to society and nation-building.

The historic day saw NCC undertaking a series of events nationwide, including a blood donation drive, parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, cultural programs, and awareness campaigns. The celebrations underscored the achievements and ethos upheld by the NCC in its commitment to fostering a united, disciplined, and patriotic youth.

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