Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich, DG NCC visits NCC Directorate (UP), Lucknow and NCC Group Headquarters, Lucknow

LUCKNOW: Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich, Director General National Cadet Corps, New Delhi visited NCC Directorate (UP) on 23rd Aug 2021. This is the first visit of the General Officer after taking over as Director General National Cadet Corps. Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich despite the pandemic has spearheaded a series of path breaking initiatives in NCC across the length and breadth of the country. Border Area Expansion, Introduction of NCC as Elective subject, Digital Forum and Introduction of NCC Alumni are few major initiatives rolled out by him. At Lucknow he was briefed by Maj Gen Rakesh Rana, Addl Director General NCC (UP) on the details of NCC activities being undertaken in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich addressed the Officers and Staff of NCC Directorate UP and awarded two DGNCC Commendation Card, five Medallion and five Plaque to NCC Cadets, Associated NCC Officers (ANO’s), Girls Cadet Instructors (GCI’s) and Permanent Instructor (PI) Staff.

He also called on Lt Gen Yogendra Dimri, Army Commander, Central Command and apprised him about NCC activities undertaken in the State of UP. Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich also visited NCC Group Headquarters, Lucknow. Brigadier Ravi Kapoor, Group Commander, Lucknow briefed DG NCC about NCC activities being run in School and Colleges of Lucknow, Raebareli, Sitapur & Lakhimpur.

He briefed DG NCC about expansion of NCC in Border Area under the NCC expansion plan and progress on implementation of NCC as an elective subject in all School and Colleges. He also briefed General Officer on contribution of NCC Cadets under Exercise NCC Yogdan during the corona outbreak.

To give a push to Mission Shakti, 14 Girls Cadets gave Guard of Honor to General Officer. DG NCC appreciated the excellent work being done by NCC Group Headquarters Lucknow.

He interacted with associated NCC Officers and Cadets who have achieved outstanding achievement. He also interacted with Commanding Officer of all seven NCC Battalions of Lucknow and took the first-hand information of NCC activities being under taken by all the Battalions. During his visit he awarded SPOT AWARD DG NCC Commendation Card to Capt Rajshree, DG NCC MEDAL to Cadet Khushi Srivastava & DG NCC PLAQUE to Maj Praveen Kumari & Lt Sarita Singh for outstanding achievements.

He also visited 67 UP Bn NCC, Lucknow situated in Sadar Bazar. Col Gautam Guha Commanding Officer of the Battalion briefed him about the progress on NCC activities undertaken by his Battalion. On 24th Aug 2021, Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich will visit NCC Group Headquarters, Prayagraj and on 25 Aug 2021 NCC Group Headquarters, Varanasi and will address Officers, ANOs, PI Staff & Cadets.

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