NCC ADG Maj Gen Gagan Deep meets CM
NCC ADG Maj Gen Gagan Deep meets CM

TMB Report

Imphal: Major General Gagan Deep, Additional Director General, North East Region Directorate, met Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday and discussed various NCC related issues with him.

The ADG updated the Chief Minister that 23 Cadets from Manipur participated in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi.

If one compares the number of Cadets who participated and number of NCC Cadets enrolled in the State, this achievement is the best amongst all the States in the country, he said.

The Chief Minister asked the ADG to consider release of more NCC vacancies for Manipur, especially for the Border Area Districts.

The ADG apprised the Chief Minister that based on his earlier request, in principle approval has been accorded by the Director General NCC.

He had plans to almost double the strength of NCC in Manipur State, however this would require posting of deficient Civilian Staff to NCC HQ and Units, and requested the Chief Minister to continue his support for NCC in the State.

Major General Gagan Deep also met Education Minister Th. Basanta Kumar Singh (Retd IPS), and discussed important NCC related issues, especially inclusion of NCC as an elective subject in colleges, border area expansion, and posting of deficient civilian staff, etc.

The Education Minister complimented the ADG for the excellent spirit and motivation of the NCC Cadets, which he witnessed in the painting competition organised as part of Parakram Diwas and the January 26 State Parade in which the NCC Cadets won the 1st and 2nd Prize.

The ADG apprised the Minister that he shared his vision of personality development of the NCC Cadets, and will be conducting some courses for the Cadets in coordination with experts.

The ADG then addressed NCC Staff and Cadets in the Group Headquarters location, and he told the gathering that he is extremely happy with the performance of the NCC Cadets of Manipur, who have won almost all North East Region NCC Inter Group Competitions in the past nine months.

He impressed upon the Cadets that they had immense potential, and they need to be more confident of their own abilities.

The ADG also interacted with cadets of Imphal Group NCC. He emphasised importance of being self disciplined and highly appreciated all Cadets for their immense contribution in many social activities in the State.

The ADG apprised all the Cadets about large numbers of initiatives being undertaken by NER and motivated them to exploit National level opportunities provided.

He also motivated deserving Cadets and ANOs who have excelled in many National level competitions by awarding prizes. With the largest ever contribution to Republic Day Parade at New Delhi, 23 Cadets from Manipur were selected after a very stringent selection process amongst all States of the North East.

He congratulated all participants and motivated them with well deserved awards. Lt Sunitbala ANO, who displayed utmost sincerity, discipline and dedication while accompanying 150 strong NER contingent to Rajasthan, Cdt Miranda Thongam, selected for Youth Exchange Program to visit Vietnam, Cdt S.Nandarani Devi, all of 65 (M) Girls Bn and SUO Bishoprem Singh of 14 (M) Bn who brought laurels to the State in many sports shooting competitions at National level, Second Officer T Bobby Singh of 14 (M) Bn instrumental in preparing Cdts of Manipur for noteworthy and successful participation in Republic Day Parade at New Delhi for sixth time in a row are a notable few over and above 23 Cdts who were selected for Republic Day Parade at New Delhi.