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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Governor Dr SC Jamir today said the National Cadet Corps (NCC) has enormous potential for nation building as it provides opportunities to the youth of the country for their all round development with a sense of duty, commitment, dedication, discipline and moral values to become able leaders and useful citizens.

“Youth are the strength of the country. It is important that they are groomed with character, discipline leadership, secular outlook and the ideals of selfless service. It will help in creating a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life and always available for the service of the nation. I commend both the NCC and National Service Scheme (NSS) for the excellent work they are doing in grooming the future leaders of our country. With organizations like NCC and NSS at the helm of affairs in grooming the youth, the future of our country is in safe hands, the Governor said while felicitating the Odisha NCC cadets in a special function at Raj Bhawan here for their successful participation in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi this year.

A total of 108 cadets were selected after rigorous training schedule excelled in various competitions held among cadets of all states. Their hard work and outstanding talent paid off as Odisha bagged overall third position among all the states. SUO Rajalaxmi Baral was awarded Raksha Mantri Commendation Card while Captain Kalpana Das bagged the Defence Secretary’s Commendation Card. Besides, 25 cadets participated in prestigious Raj Path Parade at New Delhi while eight cadets were selected for Guard of Honour to host VIPs and visiting dignitaries.

Congratulating the NCC Cadets, NCC Directorate and NSS Volunteers for their achievements in the recent years for their achievements in the recent years, Jamir urged them to be examples for friends and motivate them to join NCC or NSS for a rewarding experience in life.

Lady Governor Alemla Jamir, Principal Secretary to Governor CJ Venugopal, OSD, Higher Education Vinod Kumar and Deputy Director General NCC, LK Agrawala were present in the function.

The students presented cultural programme on the occasion.

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