The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a youth development movement. It has enormous potential for nation building. The NCC provides opportunities to the youth of the country for their all-round development with a sense of Duty, Commitment, Dedication, Discipline and Moral Values so that they become able leaders and useful citizens. The NCC provides exposure to the cadets in a wide range of activities., with a distinct emphasis on Social Services, Discipline and Adventure Training. NCC is a Tri- Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic to the 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 but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.
The National Cadets Corps came into existence under the National Cadet Corps Act XXXI of 1948 (passed in April, 1948; came into existence on 16th July, 1948). After that Girls Division raised in July 1949, Air Force raised in 1st April 1950 and Naval Wing raised in July 1952.
The ‘Aims’ of the NCC laid out in 1988 have stood the test of time and continue to meet the requirements expected of it in the current socio–economic scenario of the country.
• To develop character, commandership, discipline , leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and the ideals of selfless service amongst the youth of the country.
• To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivate youth to provide leadership in all walks of life and 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.
The need for having motto for the Corps was discussed in the 11th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held on 11 Aug 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 12th CAC meeting held on 12 Oct 1980.
WE THE CADETS OF THE NATIONAL CADET CORPS, DO SOLOEMNLY 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.
The NCC flag for various units of the NCC was first introduced in 1951. The flag was of same pattern, colour and size as was used by various regiments of the Army. The only difference was that it had the NCC badge and unit designation placed in the centre. Later on it was felt that the flag should be in keeping with the inter-service character of the Corps. In 1954 the existing tricolour flag was introduced. The three colours in the flag depict the three services of the Corps, red for the Army, deep blue for the 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 Seventeen Lotus , give the flag a colourful look and a distinct identity. The Seventeen Lotuses represent the 17 State Directorates.
The National Cadet Corps is the Youth wing of the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi.https://indiancc.nic.in/
The NCC at the state level is divided into 17 Directorates, in which each state or group of states forms a Directorate. The smaller states and union territories are attached with Directorates of the bigger states. Each Directorate is under the command of an Officer equivalent to the rank of a Brigadier (being upgraded to the rank of Major General) or its equivalent from the other two Services.http://gujarat-education.gov.in/ncc/about_us/introducation.htm
At the National level NCC deals with The Ministry of India and state level with Education Department. The funds are shared by the Central and State Govts.
Presently, two units of NCC are running in our College.
• Army Wing: 27 Guj Bn NCC, Jamnagar. (NCC Gp HQ, Jamnagar) Presently institute have 105 approved vacancies for NCC enrolment under Ministry of Defence.
• Naval Wing: 08 Guj Naval Unit NCC, Jamnagar. (NCC Gp HQ, Jamnagar) Presently institute have 50 approved vacancies for NCC enrolment under Ministry of Defence.
'C'-Certificate is the highest recognition of training and qualification of a Senior NCC cadet.
'B'-Certificate is the initial recognition of training and qualification of a Senior NCC cadet.
Regular activities in the parades are Warm-up exercises, Drill, Rifle Drill, Lecture Class, Map Reading, Weapon Training, Field Craft and Battle Craft, etc, are being imparted to the cadets as per the syllabus framed by HQ DG NCC.
Statues, Parks, Walls cleaning under the Swachcha Bharath Abhiyan, Yoga Day, Independence Day, Republic Day, Kargil Vijaya Diwas, Road Safety Rally, Anti-Drug Rally, Tree plantation, Blood Donation, Army Awareness Program, Collegiate/Inter collegiate NCC competitions and NCC Day celebration are the other programs conducted by our unit in which our college cadets will take part an activities and programs.