Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has praised the contribution of more than one lakh NCC Cadets who supported the frontline Corona warriors by executing various tasks in the fight against the pandemic. Mr Singh said this while launching the Directorate General National Cadet Corps, DGNCC Mobile Training App in New Delhi today. The App will assist in conducting countrywide online training of NCC cadets.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajnath Singh said, NCC imparts values of unity, discipline and service to the nation. He said, several NCC cadets rose to become great personalities such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, sports personality Anjali Bhagwat, former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
In view of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, training of NCC cadets has been affected adversely as it is mostly contact based training. Defence Ministry said, since schools and colleges are not likely to open in near future, a need was felt that training to NCC cadets should be imparted utilising the digital medium. The DGNCC Mobile Training App aims at providing NCC cadets entire training material on one platform. The App will certainly be a positive step towards automation of NCC training, in line with Digital India vision of Prime Minister.