IMPHAL: The Combined Annual Training Camp-114 for Air Force and Army NCC cadets was organized by 1 Manipur Air Squadron NCC, Imphal Group from 05 Feb to 14 Feb 2020 at NCC Group Complex. The Camp was attended by Air Force and Army cadets of NCC including 163 boys and 88 girl cadets from various schools and colleges of Manipur, PIB (Defence Wing) informed in a press release.
The cadets were imparted training on weapon handling, foot drill, arms drills, aeromodelling, physical training, etc.
For the first time some of the air wing cadets were given a flying experience with the Microlite Virus SW 80. Various lectures & classes were conducted on various NCC topics like, Airframe, Aeromodelling, Metrology, National Integration, Health & Hygiene, Communication skills etc. The cadets were also put through a number of competitions like quiz, debate, extempore, firing, football, drill competitions & cultural events.
As a part of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ a cleanliness drive was carried out in and around ISBT, Imphal and DM College by the cadets. Trekking was also conducted at Cheirao Ching for motivating the cadets to take part in adventure activity and also to improve their physical strength and overall fitness.
An interesting lecture followed by Mock Drill on First Aid was delivered by Dr Arunkanta, O Ratan Singh & Dr Bankim Chandra and team of Indian Red Cross Society, Imphal West Dist. Fire Lecture was also conducted for the cadets by Fire Department, Fire Services Manipur followed by a demonstration. Dr Nilakanta of Medical Directorate also delivered a lecture on importance of deworming and distributed medicines to the cadets as a part of National Deworming Day.
Also, Officer from 15 AR delivered a motivational lecture with informative videos which was followed by weapon display by the team of 15 Assam Rifles, Mantri Pukhri. A lecture on role of ASC in Armed Forces and its importance was delivered by officer of Indian Army and also Officer from Redshield Division delivered a lecture on Career in Armed Forces and clarified all the queries raised by the cadets regarding the procedures to join the Armed Forces.
Various agencies like Medical Directorate, Fire Services, Public Works Department, Indian Red Cross Society and Principal of DM College of Science has extended support in making this Combined Annual Training Camp-114 a successful event.
During the event Brigadier RS Sethi, Group Commander, NCC Group Headquarters’, Imphal also interacted with the cadets and congratulated on their successful completion of the Combined Annual Training Camp. In his address to cadets, the Chief Guest Brig RS Sethi exhorted cadets to make use of the opportunities provided by the NCC and develop the qualities of leadership in order to contribute to the society. The Chief Guest also gave away prizes to the meritorious cadets.