It should be our endeavour to include more girls in NCC: PM Modi
New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the National Cadet Corps rally at Cariappa Ground in Delhi where he inspected the Guard of Honour, reviewed march past by contingents and also witnessed them displaying skills in army action, slithering, microlight flying, parasailing as well as cultural programmes.
The best cadets also received medals and batons from the Prime Minister.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister noted a different level of enthusiasm in the celebrations as the country is marking the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The Prime Minister remembered with pride his NCC connection and credited his training as a cadet for giving him the strength to carry out his responsibilities towards the nation.
Speaking about the steps taken to strengthen the NCC in the country, he said: "For this, a high-level review committee has been set up in the country. In the last two years, 1 lakh new cadets have been created in the border areas of the country."
The Prime Minister elaborated on the steps being taken to open the doors of the defence establishments for girls and women.
He noted the presence of a large number of the girl cadets and termed it to be a symbol of changing attitude of the nation.
“Country needs your contribution and there are ample opportunities for that," he told the girl cadets.
He said now the daughters of the country are taking admission in Sainik Schools and women are getting major responsibilities in the army. "The daughters of the country are flying fighter planes in the Air Force," said he.
“In such a situation, it should be our endeavour that more and more daughters should be included in NCC," he added.
Noting the young profile of the cadets, who are mostly born in this century, the Prime Minister underlined their role in taking the country towards 2047.
“Your efforts and resolve and the fulfillment of those resolutions will be the achievement and success of India," he said.
The Prime Minister said no power of the world can stop the country whose youth starts moving ahead with the thinking of nation first.
"India's success in the playfield and the startup ecosphere exemplify this very clearly," said he.
"In the Amrit Kaal i.e. from today to the next 25 years," the Prime Minister urged the cadets to combine their aspirations and actions with the development and expectations of the country.