ITANAGAR, OCT 18:
The combined annual training camp conducted by 1 Arunachal Pradesh Bn NCC got underway here today at Rajiv Gandhi Govt Polytechnic and Dera Natung Government College (DNGC), Itanagar.
500 cadets, both boys and girls, from various schools and colleges in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam are participating in the camp which will conclude on October 27.
The main aim of the camp is to introduce cadets to disciplined military life and inculcate basic qualities of leadership, camaraderie and national integration and make them a responsible citizen of the country. In the span of ten days, the cadets will wake up to the early sun and follow a morning routine of physical activities to include PT, drill, yoga, aerobics and zumba.
During the camp, cadets will be imparted training on weapon handling, firing, map reading, field craft and battle craft, leadership, social awareness, social service community development and personality development. Cadets will also be encouraged to participate in various sports and cultural competitions that will be organized during the camp.
To train these cadets and to conduct various activities 5 teachers from schools and colleges are accompanying the cadets as ANO/CTOs (Associate NCC Officer/ Care taker Officer) along with 20 Army personnel.
Various community development activities like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, blood donation camp, etc alongwith central lectures and demonstrations on first aid in case of emergencies by health dept (GoAP), fire fighting demo by fire fighting service, Itanagar, weapon display by 31 ITBP, road safety and traffic rules by traffic police, Itanagar, self defence training by Arunachal Pradesh Police, Itanagar, and NDRF demo by 12th Bn NDRF, Doimukh are the major highlights of the camp.