Narendra Modi gets nostalgic, says NCC taught me a lot

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday credited the National Cadet Corps (NCC) for teaching him a lot.

"Will address NCC rally today (Wednesday). Mind is full of memories of my association with NCC. NCC taught me a lot," Modi tweeted, ahead of addressing a NCC rally in the national capital.

Narendra Modi gets nostalgic, says NCC taught me a lot.
The Prime Minister's Rally, which will take place at the Garrison Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment, will be Modi's first after assuming office last May.

Calling the NCC a "mini-India", Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said it displays the unity in diversity that is India's strength.

Speaking at the NCC rally, the prime minister said it brought back memories of his childhood when he was a cadet of the National Cadet Corps (NCC).

The prime minister revealed that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, BJP's Delhi chief minister candidate Kiran Bedi and actor turned MP Jaya Bachchan were all NCC cadets.

"I was also an NCC cadet but was never selected to come to Delhi," he said.

"I am standing in front of a mini-India, a miniature of India's future... Our country is full of diversities, and unity in diversity is the beauty and strength of our nation. And this is what keeps inspiring us," he added.

"We are blessed that we are youthful nation. Our dreams are young, our energy is young."


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