National Cadet Corps
- To develop the qualities of character, courage, comradeship, leadership, discipline, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth in order to make them useful citizens.
- To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life, including the Armed Forces.
- Totally forty parades, each of two hours duration, per year. A student should earn 75% attendance
- Republic Day Camp
- National Integration Camp
- Basic/Advanced Leadership Camp
- Appearance for ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificate examinations.
- Annual Training Camp
- Army Attachment Camp
- Trekking Expedition
- Mountaineering Course
- Cycle Expedition
Scholarships for outstanding cadets
- DG NCC(New Delhi) Rs.2000/-
- Deputy DG NCC (Chennai) Rs.500/-
- Tamil Nadu Government Rs.1200/-
For Further Details Contact
Lt.Dr.N.Tensingh, M.Sc., M.Phil,Ph.D (Coy.Commander) N.C.C. Officer
- The ‘Aims’ of the NCC laid out in 1988 have stood the test of time and continue to meet the requirements expected of it in the current socio–economic scenario of the country
- Further, it aims at creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of the career they choose.
- Needless to say, the NCC also provides an environment conducive to motivating young Indians to join the armed forces
- To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces
- The Cadet Corps Committee which was formed on 29 Sep 1946 with Pt HN Kunzru as chairman held six meetings in South Block, New Delhi. At the same time, Pt HN Kunzru formed sub-committees which were sent on study tours in all the main provinces of pre-independent India including provinces which are now located in Bangladesh and Pakistan. One sub-committee was also sent on tour to Great Britain and France from 15 Feb 1947 to 31 Mar 1947 to study the Youth and Cadet organisations in those countries.
- The Cadet Corps Committee carried out exhaustive study of the problems of youth in India. Its sub-committees after their tour at home and abroad submitted their report to the Govt. of India in March 1947. Soon after the report was submitted, a far-reaching political development began to impact the country, due to which the Cadet Corps Scheme had to be kept in abeyance. The religious strife which then was at its zenith, ultimately led to the partition of the country into India and Pakistan.
- On the stroke of midnight of 14 August 1947, India achieved her independence. Immediately after independence, India was confronted with problems of formidable magnitude concerning not only repatriation of millions of displaced persons from Pakistan but also a full scale invasion of Kashmir by the Armed tribesmen supported by Pakistan. The armed forces had to rush to retrieve Kashmir at a time when they were already pre-occupied with the internal problem of maintaining law and order during the country's initial stage of consolidation.
- The war in Kashmir and the consequent loss of a portion of Indian territory; the open support of Western Powers to Pakistan in the Security Council of the United Nations, made it more than evident to the Indian leaders that they not only had to strengthen the Armed Forces but also create sufficient strength of reserves, who could take up arms, when required. The gravity of time and event found expression in the Indian Legislature through anxious and pressing demand for military training of young men and women throughout the country.
- At this juncture, Prime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru at the behest of Sardar Baldev Singh, the then Defence Minister and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, then Home Minister, took out the Kunzuru Committee Report for a serious studyfrom the shelves of the Defence Department. On 05 December 1947, after being approved by the Defence Committee the copy of the Cadet Corps Committee Report was sent to the Chief Secretaries and Chief Commissioners of all Provincial Govts (now called State Govts) for their comments.
- The consent of Provincial Govts were required because they were responsible for the administration of the educational institutions in their respective provinces and thus the success of the Cadet Corps scheme largely depended on their initiative. Replies received from the provinces in January 1948, show that they all agreed in principal with the Cadet Corps Scheme submitted by the Kunzuru Committee.
Inauguration of NCC
- The schools and colleges opened after summer vacation and the NCC of Independent India was inaugurated on 15 July 1948. The journey of this Indian youth organisation, which has now become the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world had begun.
- In the year 1948 a total of 96 units of Senior Division were raised, comprising variety of units to include one Armoured Corps, three Artillery, five Engineers, two Signals and two Medical and 83 companies of Infantry.
- As there was some delay in the establishment of NCC in UP, Madras and Bihar, whose Govts wanted every student joining NCC to be verified by police prior to enrolment, only 20,000 cadets had joined the NCC in the year 1948.
- The raising of the Junior Division units did not progress well owing to shortage of trained school teachers. The main difficulty was that adequate number of teachers of the desired quality did not come forward to work as NCC officers.
Motto of NCC
- The need for having motto for the Corps was discussed in the 11th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held on 11 August 1978. The mottos suggested were "Duty and Discipline"
- "Duty, Unity and Discipline"; "Duty and Unity"; "Unity and Discipline"
- The final decision for selection of "Unity and Discipline" as motto for the NCC was taken in the 12th CAC meeting held on 12 October 1980.
- For further details contact the following N.S.S. Programme Officers.
- The NCC flag for various units of the NCC was first introduced in 1951.
- The flag was of same pattern, colour and size as was used by various regiments of the Army.
- The only difference was that it had the NCC badge and unit designation placed in the centre.
- Later on it was felt that the flag should be in keeping with the inter-service character of the Corps. In 1954 the existing tricolour flag was introduced.
- The three colours in the flag depict the three services of the Corps, red for the Army,deep blue for the Navy and light blue for the Air Force.
- The letters NCC and the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag encircled by a wreath of lotus, give the flag a colourful look and a distinct identity.
History of NCC Song
- The desirability of composing a NCC song was considered in the Circle Commanders (now called DDGs) Conference held in January 1956 and all circles were asked to send their proposals. The official song of the NCC - "Kadam Mila Ke Chal" was adopted in 1963, and registered in 1969 with the approval of the Ministry of Defence.
- In 1974, it was felt that the NCC song had failed to catch the imagination of the youth, and there was a need for a change.
- A sustained process began; entries were invited from Directorates for suitable lyrics; 107 entries were received; of which eight were selected by a Board of Officers. However, all the eight were considered sub standard by Dr Nagendra of Delhi University, who was the judge.
- On the suggestion of Dr Nagendra, the task was entrusted to Shri Chiranjit, the Chief Producer, Drama Division, AIR, Delhi.
- The song written by Shri Chiranjit was approved, in 1976. The Maharashtra Directorate was asked to get the song composed and recorded with the help of Shri Raj Kapoor, and the Films Division, Bombay.
- However, nothing much came out of this exercise as Shri Raj Kapoor was then busy in making his film "Satyam Shivam Sundaram" and the studios of the Films Division were under renovation.
- Later, Shri Mahinder Singh Bedi, a well known poet of Delhi, was requested to write another song. This effort also proved infructuous. AEC Centre Pachmarhi was also approached, but somehow the matter could not be finalized.
- Almost during the same period and independent of efforts at Directorate General NCC, the Film Division undertook production of a documentary on NCC 'A Cadet’ s Diary’. The Director of the documentary was looking for a suitable song for the film.
- He happened to hear the song - 'Ham Sab Hindi Hain' which appears to have been first sung at a Youth Festival at Chandigarh, sometime during 1968-69, and introduced it in the documentary film.
- The song was a hit and successive Director Generals (DGs) found it good and played it repeatedly in Republic Day camps. In 1980, the word 'Hindi' was substituted with 'Bhartiya'.
- Come ASIAD (1982), and the NCC got the opportunity to display its potential in the opening ceremony. The Special Organising Committee approved trial recording of the song for recital during the Asian Games Festival.
- The song was finally recorded in its present form, sometime during October 1982, at the Western Outdoor Studio, Delhi with the help of AIR artists, and musicians under overall supervision of Pandit Vijai Raghavan Rao.
- Post ASIAD era in the NCC saw among other events, a well composed musical hit and an inspiring NCC song being played and sung alongwith recorded music; a 16 mm colour film had also been made with title 'Hum Sab Bhartiya Hain' of 7½ minutes duration.
- This film had been telecast twice on national hook up. Other films, 'Unity and Discipline'; 'A Cadet’ s Diary, had also used this song prominently. The writer of this song seems to have been lost in oblivion.
- "No body knows" - said Shri SK Sharma, Joint Director, Armed Forces Film and Photo Division, who was actively involved with the production of documentaries on the NCC. "This song was not written for the NCC, as such, writes Shri Mathur, ex-publicity officer, DGNCC, in his notings on the file.
- But nobody has claimed it so far. Another noting speaks of Sri Virender Sharma as the lyrics writer, and Sri Vijai Raghavan Rao as the music composer.
- This NCC song is liked by millions of cadets, both past and present, and is sung on all important occasions of the NCC.