Director General NCC wraps up Kashmir visit  

Srinagar:  Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh, Director General of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), wrapped up a productive three-day official visit to Srinagar, reaffirming NCC’s commitment to the youth of the nation and the future of the organization, an Army spokesman said in a statement.

He said that during his visit, Lt Gen Singh engaged in various activities aimed at bolstering the NCC’s presence and operations in the region.
Upon his arrival on May 16, he was warmly welcomed by Maj Gen Rajesh Kumar Sachdeva, Additional Director General NCC, Jammu Kashmir, and Ladakh Directorate, along with Brigadier Deepak Sajjanhar, Sena Medal Group Commander NCC Group Srinagar, the statement said.

It said the highlight of his visit was the interaction with NCC cadets and officers at the NCC Group Headquarters in GogjiBagh, Srinagar. Lt Gen Singh emphasized the significance of smooth establishment of new NCC Battalions in Jammu and Kashmir, recognizing the challenges posed by security, terrain, and weather.

Acknowledging the dedication and excellence of NCC cadets and staff, Lt Gen Singh presented awards to those who have excelled in ensuring the smooth conduct of NCC training in the Kashmir Valley. He also released a quotes book compiled by the NCC Directorate Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh, showcasing the spirit and ethos of the organization, the statement added.

Addressing the cadets, Lt Gen Singh reiterated NCC’s commitment to nurturing future leaders and instilling values of discipline, dedication, and service to the nation. He encouraged the cadets to embrace a ‘Never Give Up’ attitude, fostering resilience and determination.

During his visit, Lt Gen Singh met with key stakeholders including the GOC 15 Corps and Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha to discuss the expansion of NCC activities and infrastructure in the region. The establishment of an Air Squadron in Udhampur was announced, fulfilling a long-standing aspiration of NCC cadets in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha, Lt Gen Singh discussed various matters pertaining to the expansion and enhancement of NCC operations in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Lt Governor presented a Unit Citation to the NCC Directorate for its outstanding performance and well-organized training initiatives in the region.

Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh’s visit underscores NCC’s steadfast commitment to empowering youth and fostering a culture of service and leadership.

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