Lucknow: The 73rdNCC Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and fervour by Uttar Pradesh NCC Directorate, Lucknow. Various programs were organized on the occasion at a function at Kunwar’s Global School, Lucknow. On this occasion, Additional Director General, Uttar Pradesh NCC Directorate Major General Rakesh Rana was present as the chief guest. The General Manager (MD) of Dayal Group of Companies, Mr. Rajesh Singh was present as the guest of honour.
The celebrations began with an engaging cultural program in which the NCC cadets enthralled the audience with their dance and music performances. Earlier, Major General Rakesh Rana was given a Guard of Honour by the NCC cadets on his arrival at the ceremony and welcomed with a bouquet of flowers.
During the event, NCC cadets who performed well in different fields and personnel and officers associated with NCC were honoured with Chief Minister’s Gold and Silver Medals and NCC Director General’s citations. In his address on the occasion, Major General Rakesh Rana said that NCC has been fully committed towards shaping the bright future of youth in nation building.
He added that it has been the endeavour of NCC to progressively develop the qualities like character building, discipline, leadership spirit etc. of the youth of the country. Major General Rana briefed the gathering about various activities and achievements of NCC including initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that NCC was started in the year 1948 with the aim of inculcating the spirit of ‘Unity and Discipline’ among the youth of the nation.
On this occasion, Major General Rakesh Rana also released the NCC Cadet Journal-2021. Skeet shooting including models of military weapons and equipment was showcased during the ceremony. Brigadier Ravi Kapoor, Commander, Lucknow NCC Group Headquarters, Col. Dinesh Kannojia, Commanding Officer of 19 UP NCC Girls Battalion, senior officers of NCC Directorate and Commanding Officers of other NCC battalions, civilian guests and a large number of NCC cadets were present in the ceremony. The celebrations ended with a rendition of the NCC song.