Shillong: As part of the NCC Day celebration, a cultural programme was organized at Raj Bhawan here. Governor Tathagata Roy attended the programme as the chief guest.
The Governor in his speech lauded the services of NCC towards nation-building and character building of the youth. He added that unity and discipline, which are the two pillars of NCC, are must for every youth to emulate.
During the programme, the Governor handed over the awards to special achievers from the NCC organizations which included Cadets, GCIs, ANOs and civilians staff of NCC.
The cultural programme was also attended by Maj Gen Bipin Bakshi, NCC Directorate, NER, officials from the NCC Directorate, NER and senior State Government officials. This year has a special importance as the NCC Directorate, NER, achieved a path-breaking feat – it carried out the first-ever Brahmaputra sailing expedition from Biswanath Chariali, Tezpur to Guwahati. The expedition covered the history and evolution of NCC in India and northeastern region in particular. It also covered the various achievements of NCC over the years since the first battalion of NCC was raised.