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Posted on Jan 28, 11:04PM | IANS
In a hat-trick, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) contingent from Maharashtra, which participated in the Republic Day camp in New Delhi, bagged the coveted Prime Minister's Banner, the third year in a row, an official here said.
The PM's Banner was presented to the NCC contingent in the capital Monday.
This is the 16th time that Maharashtra has won it. The state has won the honour continuously since 2011, the official said.
A major welcome is being organised for the NCC contingent when it returns to Mumbai here Feb 1, at the Bandra Terminus.
The following day, the cadets would call on Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan for tea in Raj Bhavan and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will host a dinner in their honour Saturday.
The honour is particularly noteworthy since over 2,000 cadets from 17 NCC directorates in the country compete for it in the Republic Day camp.