DG NCC Lt Gen Aich vouches for compulsory NCC training in schools and colleges

Team India Sentinels Friday 8th of January 2021 10:48 PM

New Delhi: Stating that youth is India’s future, National Cadet Corps (NCC) DG Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich on Friday said that the NCC training should be made compulsory in schools and colleges but not free of cost.

While talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of annual NCC Republic Day camp press conference, Lt Gen Aich said he would welcome the decision to make the NCC training compulsory in schools and colleges but the financial burden of it will have to be kept in mind too.

“We'd welcome the decision to make the National Cadet Corps compulsory but as we all understand, the only problem is money. There's no dearth of youth in our country but it's not sustainable economically to be run as a free institutions,” Lt Gen Aich said.

"There is no dearth of youth in our country but it's (NCC) not sustainable economically to be run as a free institution," he added.

Addressing the press conference, Lt Gen Aich said a total of 250 cadets will participate in the Republic Day Parade on January 26. Earlier, 600 cadets were used to participate in the parade.

The number has been reduced due to Covid-19 pandemic, he added.

On being asked about NCC’s role in Covid-19 vaccine distribution, the DG NCC said, “No requisition has been received so far. We will certainly do if asked to.”


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