Mokokchung, 27 November (MTNews): Cadets and staff of the 25 Naga Battalion NCC celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in a solemn function. The event began with paying respects to those who made the supreme sacrifice for the nation in the ‘Wreath Laying’ ceremony at the Mokokchung War Memorial. This was followed by the Flag Hoisting and the NCC Song.
Speaking on the occasion, Col CST Swamy, Commanding Officer of the 25 Naga Battalion NCC, explained to the gathering, which included NCC Cadets, Associate NCC Officers, and staff, about the history and genesis of NCC in India. He also called upon the cadets to dedicate themselves to the betterment of the nation and always follow the motto ‘Unity and Discipline.’
The officer also elaborated on the benefits of Voluntary Blood Donation and how the 25 Naga Battalion NCC has been encouraging and facilitating Voluntary Blood Donation among NCC cadets.
He highlighted the advantages of joining NCC and the value of A, B, and C Certificates in gaining employment in the uniformed forces, urging the cadets to attend the upcoming Combined Annual Training Camp (CATC) at St Joseph University, Chumukedima, from January 4 to January 13, 2024.
Toshimanen and Meren of the unit were felicitated for their contributions to the renovation of the office. The event concluded with voluntary blood donation by the cadets from Mayangnokcha Govt Higher Secondary School and an ex-cadet from Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung. The Commanding Officer expressed gratitude to Commandant 12 Assam Rifles and Dr Apong H Tsipongche, District Hospital Blood Bank, for the assistance provided in organizing the event.
The event was attended by 80 cadets and staff and was coordinated by Lt Col Siddharth Upadhyay, First Officer Temjen, and Subedar Nimai Chandra Das of the 25 Naga Battalion NCC.