NCC shooting/coaching camp begins in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh, Jun 9 (UNI) Over 200 young NCC cadets, including 74 girls, participated in the Talent Scouting-cum-Coaching Camp for marksmanship, which was conducted by the NCC Chandigarh Battalion under the aegis of NCC Group Headquarters, Chandigarh here.

Aimed at searching shooting talent and preparing the selected cadets for North Shooting Championship of NCC, Mavlankar Cup and later for National Shooting Championship, the Camp witnessed overwhelming participation of young shooters from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal and Chandigarh.

Col M S Chauhan, an internationally trained coach and also the Group Commander of Chandigarh NCC is coaching the young talent.

Systematic training over a period of 10 days has lifted the overall standard of shooting amongst the NCC Cadets. The camp is being run under the overall supervision of Col Vikram Dutta, Commanding Officer, 2 Chandigarh Battalion NCC.

Over the years, NCC has come a long way in training cadets for shooting championships at the national level. In the last edition of the National Shooting Championship, NCC walked away with 38 medals beating renowned teams of Army, Punjab, Rajasthan, Navy and Air Force.

One of the NCC girls from Patiala, Ms Gurjit Kaur has been selected for trials for Commonwealth Games 2011, Col A S Bhatia, Administrative Officer of the Camp stated. The camp has been provided with state-of-the-art shooting equipment, weapons and imported ammunition by the NCC Directorate headed by Brigadier Rajindra Singh.

This is the first in series of such camps which are proposed to be organised by NCC at Chandigarh. It will be followed by Inter Group and later Inter Directorate Championship. The selected cadets will then represent NCC team at National Shooting Championship.

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