Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the National Cadet Corps Republic Day Camp, 2018 in Delhi on Saturday.
While addressing the gathering, the Vice President said that the NCC was the need of the hour to inculcate a sense of commitment, discipline and responsibility among the younger generation.
He lauded the NCC and called it the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world.
“Everyone must join one of the NCC courses during their student days to get a national outlook and become responsible citizens of the country,” said the Vice President.
“It (NCC) will give you an opportunity to interact with cadres not only from other parts of the country, but also from friendly foreign nations during the course of this camp,” he added.
He said that the NCC helps the youth understand their country better and also widen their horizon.
Naidu also appreciated NCC’s contribution in times of crisis like earthquakes and floods. He mentioned that the cadets also help in creating awareness among the masses about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, AIDS, adult education, dowry and corruption.
The Vice President recalled his school and college days when he used to be fascinated to wear the NCC uniform as it generated a sense of patriotism, belongingness for the country along with discipline.
“I feel the same today when I watch the Guard of Honor,” he said.