National Cadet Corps (NCC) girls cadets of 60 Assam Girls Battalion NCC, Guwahati of NCC Gp HQ, Guwahati under NCC Directorate NER, Shillong successfully completed a 10-days, Combined Annual Training Camp on 11 Jan 24 held at Narangi Transit Facility (NTF), Narangi.
It was attended by 325 Nos girls cadets of both senior and junior wing along with three Associate NCC Officers (ANOs).
The CATC served as a melting pot of learning, camaraderie, and skill enhancement for the girls’ cadets from diverse area in and around Guwahati. During Camp training endeavour was to give cadets maximum exposure to Range Drill, firing and specialized training with emphasis on community living, discipline, First-aid, character and confidence building. The foundation of the camp was built upon a robust curriculum designed to hone the cadets’ skills in numerous domains. This camp will also be an eligibility criteria for A, B and C certificate Examination.
During the period of 10 days, various training activities like morning PT, Drill, firing practice with .22 rifle, tent pitching, volley ball matches were conducted. In addition various guest lectures were conducted by NDRF, NEDFi,Bank,Traffic police, Cyber security, Drug abuse, breast cancer, CPR, Know Your Army etc. As peer learning, ex- cadets interaction was also organised. Officers,ANOs and Girls Cadet Instructors (GCI) also delivered lectures to cadets about their experience and field of expertise thereby ensuring an overall enriching, informative and knowledgeable experience to cadets. Various competitions like volleyball, debate, painting, elocution, firing, tug of war and drill were conducted and cadets were felicitated with prizes on the final day. The NCC NER Quiz competition winners were also felicitated with certificates. The cultural program was also organised by cadets during Camp fire in the end of camp.
The camp was visited by Major General Gagan Deep, ADG, NCC Directorate NER and Brigadier Dinar Dighe, Group Commander, NCC Group HQ, Guwahati and Colonel S Ramesh, SM, DGC NCC Group HQ, Guwahati, to check the quality and type of training being imparted to the cadets. They interacted with cadets and inspected the administration and training schedule. During interaction, the senior Army officers motivated cadets to be disciplined and sincere towards life. They emphasised that such camps are opportunities for the cadets to learn Army way of life and make friends for life.
Source: Defence PRO, Guwahati, Lieutenant Colonel MS Rawat