Srinagar, Apr 28: Commanding officer of 1 J&K Girls Battalion Srinagar on Friday held a special interaction cum enrolment drive of National Cadet Corps (NCC)'s girl's unit held at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Friday.
The function was presided by Director NIT Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal, Registrar NIT Srinagar, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari, Dr Nitika Kundan, NCC officer II Dr Jannani L and Institute Chairman of selection committee Dr S. Mishra.
During the interaction, Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. Sehgal said two years ago, they got approval for NCC's girls unit but due to Covid19, it was delayed.
"In 2022, NIT Srinagar again applied for the entire process with the help of Commanding Officer of 1 J&K Girls Battalion and support of NCC Headquarters. It is a great occasion, NCC brings not only discipline in life but it also gives a lot of exposure," he said.
Prof. Sehgal said it seems my dream has come true. I am a personal beneficiary of NCC and had the chance to learn many things. NCC provides exposure to a wide range of activities, with a distinct emphasis on social services, discipline, and adventure training, he said.
Institute's Registrar, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari said NCC promotes a sense of patriotism and national unity among its cadets, helping to instill a sense of pride in their country and its values.
"I request the Commanding Officer for approval of NCC's Boys unit for NIT Srinagar," adding that NCC plays an important role in shaping the character of young people, providing them with opportunities to develop important skills and values that will serve them well throughout their lives.
On the occasion, Commanding officer of 1 J&K Girls Battalion interacted with the cadets and stated that they will collaborate with the NCC unit.
He said NCC provides training and opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills, including decision-making, communication, and problem-solving skills.
CO encouraged young cadets of NCC values. He also answered a few questions of cadets related to NCC and its scope. CO highlighted the aim and main motto NCC, to develop character, leadership, and a sense of service among young people, and to encourage their participation in national development and social activities.
Later during the function certificates were also awarded among NCC Cadets for taking active participation in social activities like IYM and earth day.
The interaction was followed by enrollment of new batch conducted for the first time by CO. The selection committee also includes NCC coordinator Dr Nitika Kundan, NCC officer II Dr Jannani L and Institute Chairman of selection committee Dr S. Mishra and cadets were interviewed for the same