• Sun. Jun 16th, 2024

CATC Camp of NCC Cadets successfully completed in Narangi, Guwahati

National Cadet Corps (NCC) girls cadets of 60 Assam Girls Battalion NCC, Guwahati of NCC Group HQ, Guwahati under NCC Directorate NER, Shillong)successfully completed 10 day, Combined Annual Training Camp (CATC)-02 on 2nd May 2024 held at Narangi.

The duration of the CATC was wef 23 April 2024 to 02 May 2024 which was attended by 482 SD/SW & JW/JD along with Six Associate NCC Officers .

The CATC served as a melting pot of learning, camaraderie, and skill enhancement for the boy & girl cadets from diverse areas 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 criterion for A, B and C certificate Examination.

During the period of 10 days, various training activities like morning PT, Drill, Map reading, firing practice with .22 rifle(all 482 cadets fired), tent pitching, tug of war, volley ball matches were conducted.

 In addition various guest lectures were conducted by NDRF, NEDFi, SBI bank, Exchange Participants’ Association (EXPA) team of 04 ex- cadets who conducted classes on soft skills, IAF Recruitment officials, lecture on Special forces, lecture on CPR by Medical officer, 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 cultural program was also organised by cadets during Camp fire at the end of camp.

The Camp Commandant, Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma during the closing address said that NCC girls cadets triumph in this 10 days CATC stands as a beacon of success, exemplifying the values of discipline, physical fitness, leadership and camaraderie instilled by the National Cadet Corps. He interacted with cadets and motivated cadets to be disciplined and sincere towards life. He said that all these 482 cadets who attended CATC camp are flag bearer of NCC, who have to further motivate other students & cadets and enlightened them with what NCC is offering to them. He emphasised that such camps are opportunities for the cadets to learn the Army way of life and make friends for life.

(Source: PRO Defence, Guwahati)

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