Addressing cadets and officers of the NCC, Ansari lauded the various welfare initiatives of the NCC.
"It (NCC) is the largest uniformed organization in the world, which brings together young people from all parts of our country and every segment of society to prepare them for being responsible citizens of tomorrow by instilling in them a culture of discipline and teamwork," he said.
He extended his best wishes to the cadets for a happy, healthy and successful New Year and called upon them to reaffirm their resolve to work hard and excel in all their endeavours.
He lauded the valuable contributions of NCC cadets in providing emergency relief to victims of natural disasters, especially in the aftermath of devastating floods in Uttarakhand. He also appreciated NCC's initiatives for socio-economic welfare of our citizens on important issues as healthcare and in combating social evils.
Ansari said that the revised curriculam addresses the core concerns of the nation as it aims to inculcate in the youth the values of patriotism and ethics.
A contingent of smartly turned out NCC cadets presented a guard of honour" to Ansari on his arrival at the camp.
This was followed by NCC cadets presenting a band display. Ansari visited the "Flag Area" where he listened to the young cadets briefing him about their respective states and appreciated the various social themes prepared by them.
A total of 2070 cadets from all states and union territories are attending the camp. The camp provides a unique opportunity to the cadets from different regions and states of our vast and diverse country to meet and interact with each other and further the cause of 'national integration'.
The underlying theme of RDC-2014 is "Nation First".
--ANI (Posted on 07-01-2014)