NATIONAL CADET CORPS
National Cadet Corps sub-unit (Army wing) of our Institution was started in the year 2019. Theunit is affiliated to 29 (TN) Independent Coy NCC, Thoothukudi, with the strength 50 cadets. Both boys and girls are eligible for enrolment as cadets.
To develop character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens.
To create a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose.
To provide aconducive environment to motivating young Indians to join the armed forces.
The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15thJuly 1948. The National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) which was established by the British in 1942. During World War II, the UOTC never came up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be formed, which could train more young men in a better way, even during peace times. A committee headed by Pandit H.N. Kunzru recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a national level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General and on 15thJuly 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence.
During the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, NCC cadets were the second line of defence. They organised camps to assist the ordinance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used as patrol parties to capture the enemy paratroopers. The NCC cadets also worked hand in hand with the Civil Defence authorities and actively took part in rescue work and traffic control. After the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars the NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than just being the second line of defence, NCC syllabus laid a greater stress on developing qualities of leadership and Officer-like qualities. The military training which the NCC cadets received was reduced and greater importance was given to other areas like social service and youth-management.
To Create a Human Resource of Organized, trained and Motivated Youth.
To Provide Leadership in all Walks of life and be Always 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.
To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst the Youth of the Country.
The need for having motto for the Corps was discussed in the 11thCentral Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held on 11thAug 1978. The mottos suggested were “Duty and Discipline”; “Duty, Unity and Discipline”; “Duty and Unity”; “Unity and Discipline”. The final decision for selection of “Unity and Discipline” as motto for the NCC was taken in the 12thCAC meeting held on 12thOct 1980.
The NCC is a responsive, learning and continuously evolving organization. Its activity is guided by certain core values that we endeavor to instill among all ranks of the NCC. These include the following:-
A sense of patriotic commitment to encourage cadets to contribute to national development.
Respect for diversities in religion, language, culture, ethnicity, life style and habitat to instill a sense of National unity and social cohesion.
Abiding commitment to learn and adhere to the norms and values enshrined in the Indian Constitution.
Understanding the value of a just and impartial exercise of authority.
Ability to participate in community development and other social programme.
A healthy life style free of substance abuse and other unhealthy practices.
Sensitivity to the needs of poor and socially disadvantaged fellow citizens.
Inculcating habits of restraint and self-awareness.
Understanding the values of honesty, truthfulness, self-sacrifice, perseverance and hard work.
Respect for knowledge, wisdom and the power of ideas.
Associate NCC Officer,
Department of EEE,
P.S.R. Engineering College
Sivakasi – 626140
Email : [email protected]