December 9, 2011 admin


Chandigarh: 09 Dec, 2011- A 12 day National Integration Camp (NIC) is being organised by National Cadet Corps (NCC) from   13 – 24 Dec 2011 at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla under the aegis of NCC Directorate (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh).
            Earlier such National Integration Camps were conducted in Rohtak, Nangal and Amritsar.  This year, the National level camp has been shifted from Amritsar to Shimla wherein 500 NCC boys and girls cadets from 17 NCC Directorates from All Over India will participate.
The aim of this National Integration Camp is to foster spirit of national integration and solidarity amongst NCC cadets by providing them with opportunities of community living, working with cadets of other states and have better understanding of each other, to instill values of leadership, discipline, honesty, integrity, adventure and espirit – de- corps amongst the NCC cadets, to inculcate sense of communal and religious harmony in the NCC cadets, to create awareness amongst the cadets regarding the geographic variance, confluence of the divergent cultures, customs and traditions of India and highlighting the aspects of Unity in Diversity, to motivate cadets to join armed forces through exposure on career opportunities in the Armed Forces and to enhance awareness of cadets on major social evils like drug abuse, female foeticide, anti dowry etc so as to encourage them to collectively work towards its eradication.
            The NCC Directorate of Punjab, Haryana,  Himachal Pradesh & Chandigarh in collaboration with various Departments of state Govt is also making an eneavour to promote tourism in Himachal Pradesh and unfold the beauty of capital city Shimla.
           Lieutenant General PS Bhalla, VSM, Director General of NCC (DG NCC) has conveyed his blessing and best wishes on the occasion and has urged all participants to make the best use of this national camp to showcase  SOLIDARITY.  Major General Mohabat Singh Virk  (Additional Director General of NCC (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & Chandigarh) expressed his ‘joie de vivre’, warm disposition towards the people of Himachal and expressed his gratitude to Mr Roy Robinson, Headmaster of Bishop Cotton School, Shimla in extending the entire facilities for the conduct of  the national event.
            The twelve days of this National Camp will be utilised in promoting tourism by organising excursion visits for the visiting cadets, share of culture ethos and focus on National issues of various States through cultural programmes, debates and competitions. Undisputedly such National Integration Camps are a measure to exhibit solidarity and pronounce the spirit through the apt theme chosen for this National Integration Camp “Yeh Mera India – Watan Mera India”.

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