Addressing the National Cadet Corps (NCC) rally at Cariappa Ground in Delhi on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded NCC for its commitment and efforts towards nation-building.
He also praised NCC for its role during calamities, saying that lakhs of cadets worked with the administration and society across the country last year.
“On August 15th last year, it was announced that NCC would be given new responsibilities in around 175 districts in the coastal and border areas. For this, around one lakh NCC cadets are being trained by Army, Navy and Air Force; out of these, one-third cadets are girls,” PM Modi said.
Prime Minister Modi also said that the government was making all efforts to expand the role of NCC.
“Government has made special efforts to further expand the role of NCC. NCC’s participation is being enhanced to strengthen the country’s border and coastal areas security network,” he said.
“Government is also increasing the capacity of NCC training, firing simulator is being increased to 98. Micro Flight Simulator is also being increased to 44. These modern simulators will help improve the quality of NCC training,” he added.