A band, comprising 45 girls from the Northeast, is participating in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Republic Day Camp 2024 for the first time to represent the rich cultural heritage of the Northeast and showcase the reach of the NCC to every nook and corner of the country, stated a release issued by PRO (Defence) on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference at Delhi Cantt on January 3, DG NCC Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh informed that a total of 2,274 cadets, including the highest participation of 907 girls, from across the country are taking part in the month-long camp, it stated.
It mentioned that the cadets also include 122 from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh as well as 177 from the Northeast. In addition, cadets and officers from 25 friendly countries under the Youth Exchange Programme (YEP) will participate, it added.
It further stated that the DG NCC underlined that the aim of the Republic Day Camp is to provide exposure to the rich traditions of the nation and strengthen the value system of the cadets. The camp will promote national integration and strengthen unity in diversity through cultural exchange programmes, it stated.
The camp will be visited by a number of dignitaries including Vice President, Defence Minister, Raksha Rajya Mantri, Chief of Defence Staff and the three Service Chiefs, it added.