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NCC CELEBRATES 72ND ANNIVERSARY

NCC CELEBRATES 72ND ANNIVERSARY

Context

National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world, will be celebrating its 72nd Raising Day.

Details

  • NCC is the youth wing of Armed Forces with its headquarters at New Delhi, Delhi, India. It is open to school and college students on a voluntary basis.
  • National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organisation, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Wing, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens.
  • The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organisation which recruits cadets from high schools, higher secondary, colleges and universities all over India.
  • The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and drill.
  • The NCC in India has formed the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948.
  • It can be traced back to the ‘University Corps’, which was created under the Indian Defence Act 1917, with the objective to make up for the shortage in the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the ‘University Corps’ was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC).

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