Bhubaneswar: Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC), Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich, called on Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal at the Raj Bhavan here today.
He apprised Prof Lal about recent initiatives being taken by NCC to ensure better training including the introduction of simulators, powered aircraft VIRUS sanction from Army, Navy, Air force and the CAPF, for use of training facilities.
The NCC DG informed the Governor that Odisha Directorate took an active part in the NCC coastal expansion drive initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and fully subscribed to the vacancies allotted to it in a record time.
Lt Gen Aich further apprised Prof Lal about the introduction of NCC as a General Elective Credit Course under the Choice Based Credit System in all Universities and Colleges in alignment with the NEP 2020.
He appreciated the efforts made by the State Government for the furtherance of NCC activities in the state.
The Governor complimented the Director General of NCC for the active contribution of NCC cadets during times of disaster especially during the ongoing COVID 19.
Odisha NCC has also been active in spreading social awareness on issues such as Beti Bacho-Beti Padhao, Clean India- Green India, Save Girl Child, maintenance and upkeep of Statues of National Heroes (one unit, one statue), Anti Drug and Tobacco, Road Safety and Discipline, Plastic Waste Management to name a few.
He was confident that a well-groomed and trained NCC cadet will be a responsible citizen, and contribute immensely to the larger goal of nation-building.