A tri-service organization, NCC (National Cadet Corps) is the military cadet corps wing of the Indian Armed Forces. The organization came into being few months after the 1st Independence Day with the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. Since then, the corps has made India proud on countless occasions and served the country in numerous ways.
Here, we list out a selection of the some of the most amazing facts about the corps that we think our readers would find interesting.
Could this young boy have thought he’d lead the nation of 1.25 Cr people one day?
Narendra Modi as NCC Cadet.
Well, like they say – time flies! Here’s this very young NCC cadet inspecting a guard of honor by NCC cadets many decades later.
Now, let’s see if you can spot PM Modi in this picture.
And there is a long list of highly accomplished people who were once NCC cadets.
Girl cadets get the same opportunities and respect here.
Meet NCC Cadet Kumudini from Chandigarh who in February this year won All India Best Air Cadet Competition.
Over 100 NCC girl cadets are now commissioned officers in the Indian Army.
They were deployed in ordinance factories, for supplying arms and also as patrol parties. A large number of NCC cadets also assisted in traffic control and rescue operations.
Few years later in 1968, National Cade Corps once again become a voluntary organization. Seen in the image below are cadets suspended from an Indian Army helicopter display their skills at an NCC rally in New Delhi.
The centers included far off places such as Leh, Kanyakumari and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
NCC cadets in Vietnam as part of the Youth Exchange Program.
Earlier, the NCC song was “Kadam mila ke chal.”
Now, the official song is “ham sabh bharatiya hain,” meaning “we are all Indians.” And it was adopted in 1982.
Sudarshan Faakir was the first lyrist to have won a Filmfare award for the very first song he penned down. Some of his famous songs that you may be familiar with include “Woh Kagaz Ki Kashti,” and “Hey Ram… Hey Ram.”
The motto was first adopted in 1957. The organization strives to serve as a powerful cohesive force that brings together youngsters from across the country and molds them into exemplary citizens.
A cadet rider carrying NCC flag. Sainiksamachar
LG is the Director General of the Corps. There are a total of 17 directorates and each one is represented by a lotus on the NCC flag.