Chief Minister Kamal Nath has said that today the country needs creative thinking and disciplined young generation, who are inclined to service and unite the whole country. He said that NCC is a medium through which we can harness the energy of youth power in the right direction and with a vision for better future of the country.
Nath was addressing NCC students of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, who participated in the Republic Day Parade function in Delhi, in a felicitation ceremony organised in the CM House. School Education Minister, Prabhuram Choudhury, was also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that the aim of NCC is to connect our younger generation to service and strengthen the spirit of patriotism in them. He said that along with the security of the country, our life should be disciplined, we get this education in our school life through NCC.
The Chief Minister said that today the biggest need is that our young generation should recognize that characteristic of the country, due to which we are considered great in the whole world. He said that when the world sees the various castes, religions, languages and culture standing together in solidarity under one flag, it surprises the world.
Chief Minister Kamal Nath said at the NCC Students’ felicitation ceremony that today memories of my student life flashed back while attending this programme, when I too was an NCC cadet. He said that I used to study in Doon School then and from there used to go to Kamtthi near Nagpur for the camp.
“I learned the lesson of discipline, love for the nation, protection of the interests of the nation and protecting the nation from enemies there,” the CM said, adding that the NCC lessons have an important place in the discipline and the desire to do something for the nation in me today.
The Chief Minister said that our culture connects hearts, builds and strengthens relationships. The culture derived from our social values teaches us to respect others and have a sense of respect for each other. He asked the NCC students to be determined to keep country’s pluralistic great culture strong and intact.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister honoured the NCC students of Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh who participated in the Guard of Honour and Rajpath Parade in the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi and the students who won gold, silver and bronze medals in competitions including aeromodeling, cleanliness, shooting etc.
Nath was presented a ship made by NCC naval cadets as a memento. Additional Director General of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh NCC Major General Sanjay Sharma briefed on the activities and achievements of the Directorate of NCC.