GUWAHATI: Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi felicitated and honoured 14 NCC cadets and 10 Associated NCC officers who had participated and won the 3rd prize in the Republic Day parade, New Delhi in January 2021.
Congratulating each member of the contingent, at Raj Bhavan today, Governor Prof. Mukhi hailed the nationalistic spirit of the members and said, "It is a dream for any NCC cadet to march at Rajpath and there are only a few lucky ones who get to experience that. Not everyone gets the chance to be there. You need to be a step ahead in terms of your drill, presentation and discipline because if you are a Rajpath cadet, then you are expected to be the best."
The Governor said that he was very happy to be with them. He said that the NCC has a very important role to play in the national development of youth, who are the future of the nation. He also said that he wished NCC is made compulsory for all as it gives one the chance to inculcate a spirit of adventure, develops leadership qualities, and enables cadets to discover their own capabilities by overcoming mental and physical challenges, giving them a feeling of self-confidence and sense of achievement.
The Governor moreover said that it is a matter of pride that the NCC fraternity has contributed immensely to further the cause of NCC in their respective institutions and areas beyond the call of duty. They have also shown unparalleled courage and innovation during the time of Pandemic. Their role in creating awareness about preventing the spread of Covid-19 virus and assisting the civil administration in the comprehensive vaccination programme were always praiseworthy. He wished them the best for their future endeavours. It may be mentioned that the selected cadets who were present were the best from among a strength of 50000 NCC Cadets in Assam. They were selected to represent North Eastern Region at the Republic Day Camp at Delhi in January 2021. They attended the parade at Rajpath and also the Prime Minister's Rally. The cadets put up a great show with the NER Directorate standing 3rd amongst the 17 NCC Directorates competing at Delhi, stated a press release.
The Governor presented a sum of Rs.24,000 each to all the NCC participating cadets and Rs.10,000 each to the participating ANOs .
Maj Gen Bhaskar Kalita,Yudh Seva Medal, Addl Director General North Eastern Region Directorate NCC Brig J.C.Talukdar, Group HQ NCC Guwahati, Col Shomir Bhatnagar and officers of Raj Bhavan were present in the felicitation function.