ITANAGAR, Jan 7: NCC Additional Director General Maj Gen R K Sharma today called on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at his official residence and discussed various issues concerning the NCC movement and activities in the State. Sharma was accompanied by Col M Rath, Group Commander and Col S A Patil, Commanding Officer, official sources informed. During the course of sidcussion, Tuki assured all cooperation for the growth of NCC family in the state’s educational institutions and said his government was committed to support all kind of constructive activities involving youths. “We have to channelize the energy and interest of our youths lest they sway away from the mainstream. NCC is an important movement in this regard that can imbibe in our youths discipline and patriotism for their state and country,” Tuki observed.
The Chief Minister opined that NCC programme should be implemented in every educational institution whether government or private so that its influence reaches every section of youths in the State. As per information the NCC programme, funded by the central government, is confined to government institutions. In case private institutions opted to implement the programme, it would have to manage its own funds for the activities.
Highlighting the advantages of NCC programme, besides inculcating moral values and discipline, Sharma said that cadets excelling and reaching the highest levels have the advantage of getting recruited into the various wings of the Indian Armed Forces directly. He assured the chief minister that activities of the NCC would be intensified and its reach extended in the state in the coming years. State Chief Secretary H K Paliwal and Principal Secretary to CM Yeshi Tsering were also present during the meeting, sources added.