The National Cadet Corps is an Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi, Delhi, India. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course.
History of NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC)
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) has its genesis in the University Corps, which was created under the Defense Act, 1917 with the object to make up the shortage of the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the University Corps was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC) in 1942, the UTC was renamed as the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC). The need to create a youth organization at National level to train the young boys and girls to be better citizens and future leaders of our great country in all walks of life, including Defence forces, was rightly realized by our leaders. A Committee under Pandit H.N. Kunzru was set up in 1946 at the behest of our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The NCC came into existence on 16th July, 1948 under the NCC Act XXXVI of 1948 under the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
DG's four Cardinal Principals of Discipline
Obey with a smile
Work hard and without fuss
Make no excuses and tell no lies
The Motto of the NCC is 'UNITY AND DISCIPLINE' which was adopted on 23 Dec 1957.
In 1954 the existing tricolor flag was introduced. The three colours in the flag depict the three services in the Corps, red for Army, deep blue for Navy and light blue for the Air Force. The letters NCC and the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag encircled by a wreath of lotus, give the flag a colourful look and a distinct identity. Each lotus represents one NCC Directorate(Dte).The two dots represents Officer Training Academy's in India they are at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh and Kamptee, Maharashtra., Nagpur ect.
The aims of NCC as approved by MOD in Mar 2001 are as under:
To develop character, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure, sportsmanship and ideals of selfless service among the youth of the country
To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life and always be available for the service of the nation
To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces
"I do hereby solemnly promise that I will serve my motherland most truly and loyally and that, I will abide by the rules and regulations of the National Cadet Corps. Further under the command and control of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and wholeheartedly. We the cadet of the National Cadet Corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizen of our nation. We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings"
NCC DAY :Every year fourth Sunday of November.
The NCC day is observed throughout the country, on the fourth Sunday of November, because, it was on that day in 1947 that the first units raised in Delhi.
NCC Song Lyrics:
Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain, Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain
Apni Manzil Ek Hai,
Ha, Ha, Ha, Ek Hai,
Ho, Ho, Ho, Ek Hai.
Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain.
Kashmir Ki Dharti Rani Hai,
Sartaj Himalaya Hai,
Saadiyon Se HumneIskoApneKhoon Se Pala Hai
Desh Ki Raksha Ki Khatir Hum Shamshir UthaLenge,
Hum Shamshir UthaLenge.
BikhreBikhreTaare Hain Hum LekinJhilmilEk Hai,
Ha, Ha, Ha, Ek Hai
Hum Sab Bharatiya Hai.
Mandir GurudwaareBhi Hain Yahan
Aur Masjid Bhi Hai Yahan
Girija Ka Hai GhariyaalKahin
Mullah kiKahin Hai Ajaan
EkHee Apna Ram Hain, Ek hi Allah Taala Hai,
EkHee Allah Taala Hain, RaangBirange Deepak Hain Hum,
lekinJagmagEk Hai, Ha HaHaEk Hai, Ho HoHoEk Hai.
Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain, Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain.
YEP: YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
RDC: Republic Day Camp
TSC: ThalSainik Camp
AAC: Army Attachment Camp
ATC: Annual Training Camp
BLC: Basic leadership camp
CATC: Combined Annual Training Camp
IGC: Inter Group Camp
NIC: National Integration Camp
RCC: Rock Climbing Camp
SNIC: Special National Integration Camp
VSC: Vayu Sainik Camp
NSC: Nau Sainik Camp
Activities Done During Camps
Field Craft & Battle Craft
General Awareness Lectures
Senior Division and Senior Wing:
NCC-'C'-Certificate is the highest recognition of training and qualification of a Senior NCC cadet
NCC-'B'-Certificate is the initial recognition of training and qualification of a Senior NCC cadet.
Company and Ranks
There are 154 cadets in every company of senior division (SD)/ senior wing (SW) NCC . There are 1 senior under officer, 3 under officers , 5 sergeants , 9 corporals and 18 lance corporal in an NCC company.
First of all the students are recruited in N.C.C as the cadets. Afterwards they are promoted to the following ranks :
Cadet: A Person Newly Joined in NCC
Lance corporal (L/CPL). The following are the eligibility condition for them :
He/she must have undergone atleast 3 months training in NCC
He/she must have minimum 75% attendance in parade .
He/she should have passed the drill test, map reading and field craft
Corporal (CPL). The following are the eligibility condition for them:
He/she must have worked for 6 months as L/CPL
He/she must have passed weapon training test
Sergeant (SGT). The following are the eligibility condition for them:
He/shemust have worked for 6 months as CPL
He/she should be the cadet of second year NCC
Under officer (U/O). The following are the eligibility condition for them:
He/she must have worked for at least 6 months as sergeant
He/she must have passed 'B' certificate
Senior under officer (SUO). The following are the eligibility condition for them:
He/she must have worked for atleast 6 months as under officer for this post