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Defence minister Rajnath Singh launches app for online training of NCC cadets

Since schools and colleges are not likely to open in the near future, it was felt that training to NCC cadets should be imparted via digital medium

NCC, mobile app, COVID-19,  Rajnath Singh, Ajay Kumar, Rajeev Chopra

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Aug 2020 2:43 PM GMT

Guwahati: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday launched a mobile application to assist in online training of NCC cadets across the nation.

The Ministry of Defence stated: "In view of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, training of NCC (National Cadet Corps) cadets has been affected adversely as it is mostly contact-based training."

Since schools and colleges are not likely to open in the near future, it was felt that training to NCC cadets should be imparted utilising the digital medium, the statement added.

The mobile app, called "DGNCC", will provide NCC cadets with all training materials, including syllabus, training videos and frequently asked questions.

"The app has been made interactive by including a query option. By using this option, a cadet can post questions related to the training syllabus, and the same will be answered by a panel of qualified instructors," the statement said.

Besides Singh, Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar, Director General NCC Lieutenant General Rajeev Chopra and other senior civil and military officials of the ministry also attended the ocassion.

Launching the mobile app, Mr Singh said on Twitter that this app would be beneficial for the NCC cadets in digital learning and overcoming difficulties posed due to restrictions on direct physical interactions in view of COVID-19.

"The NCC imparts values of unity, discipline, service to the nation. I interacted with the NCC cadets during the launch of the app and also answered their questions. I wish them success and a bright future," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said.

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