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Northeast’s First Girl Band to Join NCC R-Day Camp

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New Delhi :  Ministry of Defence (MoD on Wednesday said that a band, comprising of 45 girls from North East (NE), will participate — for the time — in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Republic Day Camp 2024.

The ministry said that the girls are in the age group of 13-15 and will represent the rich cultural heritage of the North East and showcase the reach of the NCC.

DG NCC, Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh said that a total of 2,274 cadets, including the highest participation of 907 girls, from across the country are taking part in the month-long camp.

The cadets also include 122 from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as well as 177 from the North East. In addition, cadets and officers from 25 friendly countries under the Youth Exchange Programme (YEP) will participate, Singh aded.

The Republic Day Camp’s objectives, according to the DG NCC, are to expose cadets to the rich traditions of the country and reinforce their moral compass.

Through programs for cultural exchange, the camp will strengthen unity in diversity and advance national integration. The vice president, the minister of defense, the minister of state for defense, the chief of staff of the armed forces, and the three service chiefs will all be visiting the camp, the official continued.

The DG NCC stated that in order to meet the evolving goals of young people, the cadets’ training philosophy has been improved.

“The focus is on personality development, inculcating leadership traits and improving the soft skills of cadets to equip them for their future requirements. The idea is to transform them into better citizens and inculcate the spirit of Nation first,” he said.

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