The National Cadet Corps (NCC) of Independent India was formally inaugurated on 15 July 1948.
NCC is the largest uniformed youth organization in the world. A unique organization that has enormous potential in ‘Nation Building’. The Organization through its multifarious innovative training curriculum provides opportunities to the motivated youth of the country for their all-round development while inculcating in them the traits and qualities of leadership, self-reliance, a sense of camaraderie and care for fellow citizens. The Corps represents ‘Unity in diversity’ and the spirit of a secular and united India with its motto of “Unity and Discipline”.
The NCC now has more than 13 lakh cadets in its roll which includes boy and girl cadets, in all three wings of NCC i.e., Army, Navy, Air Force.
SSIPMT has a highly organized and dynamic NCC unit, established under the Fully Self Finance Scheme (FSFS), with a total of 52 vacancies for Senior Division cadets to be enrolled in the NCC (Army Wing) and 5 vacancies for Senior Division cadets to be enrolled in the NCC (Air Wing), following the Mixed NCC Unit concept with a 33% representation for girls. The inclusion of girls in the NCC boys Infantry Unit is referred to as the mixed unit concept. These dedicated cadets, who joined the Army NCC in September 2018 and the Air NCC in November 2022, truly embody the spirit of heroism at SSIPMT.
The cadets are authorized to wear different Proficiency badges to indicate their attendance in various camps, course, and attachment with regular army units; Para jumps, and passing of various certificate examinations.
- Being part of 13 lakh strong and the largest youth organization in the world.
- Being moulded into a disciplined and motivated youth.
- Chance to take part in disaster relief tasks.
- Wear the uniform and lead a life style akin to military.
- Opportunity to take part in social awareness programs.
- Preference for joining armed forces and other forces.
- Preference in higher studies.
Duties of NCC cadets during parades and camp are as under
- Self-discipline is the most basic trait of an NCC cadet.
- He/she has to be punctual during parade and roll call.
- Obeying the orders of higher ranks is yet another important duty of NCC Cadet.
- Every cadet should participate in camp activities with complete enthusiasm.
- Always take proper haircut and wear clean and correct pattern of uniform. Polishing of shoes, pressing of uniforms and wearing of beret in correct manner should be followed.
- Take part in the cultural activities organized by the NCC.
- Attend all NCC parades regularly without fail.
- Participate in the team work.
- Extend complete cooperation to the seniors.
- Pursue the adventure activities.
Responsibilities of a Cadet
An NCC cadet by the very fact of being an active cadet has to shoulder extra responsibilities unlike his/her fellow classmates who are not members of NCC. His/her responsibilities are nowhere written but obligatory as an outcome of his/her training. Thus, he or she fulfils the main aims of NCC i.e., becoming a potential leader with character qualities and responsible citizen. He/she has separate responsibilities to his NCC unit, Organisation, his institution, society at large and to the country. That includes active participation in social awareness initiatives, environmental issues, disaster relief, adventure and sports activities and other nation building efforts. It doesn’t end with his NCC training at his/her institution, but has to be carried forward to all the fields where he/she is going to be engaged in the future too. Thus, with the passage of time, country would have had past NCC cadets occupying leadership positions in all walks of life espousing the noble values and objectives of NCC.
The NCC is a responsive, learning and continuously evolving organization. Its activity is guided by certain Core Values that we endeavour to in still among all ranks of the NCC. These include the following:
- A sense of patriotic commitment to encourage cadets to contribute to national development.
- Respect for diversities in religion, language, culture, ethnicity, life style and habitat to instil a sense of National unity and social cohesion.
- Abiding commitment to learn and adhere to the norms and values enshrined in the Indian Constitution.
- Understanding the value of a just and impartial exercise of authority.
- Ability to participate in community development and other social programme.
- A healthy life style free of substance abuse and other unhealthy practices.
- Sensitivity to the needs of poor and socially disadvantaged fellow citizens.
- Inculcating habits of restraint and self-awareness.
- Understanding the values of honesty, truthfulness, self-sacrifice, perseverance and hard work.
- Respect for knowledge, wisdom and the power of ideas.
WE THE CADETS OF THE NATIONAL CADET CORPS,
DO SOLOEMNLY PLEDGE THAT WE SHALL ALWAYS UPHOLD THE UNITY OF INDIA.
WE RESOLVE TO BE DISCIPLINED AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN OF OUR NATION.
WE SHALL UNDERTAKE POSITIVE COMMUNITY SERVICE IN THE SPIRIT OF SELFLESSNESS
AND CONCERN FOR OUR FELLOW BEINGS.
The NCC flag for various units of the NCC was first introduced in 1951. The flag was of same pattern, colour and size as was used by various regiments of the Army. The only difference was that it had the NCC badge and unit designation placed in the centre. Later on it was felt that the flag should be in keeping with the inter-service character of the Corps. In 1954 the existing tricolour flag was introduced. The three colours in the flag depict the three services of the Corps, red for the Army, deep blue for the Navy and light blue for the Air Force. The letters NCC and the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag encircled by a wreath of lotus, give the flag a colourful look and a distinct identity.
- Miss Shilpa Kumari Rajak,Asst. Professor Management