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NCC to introduce job courses in training: DDG

Written by: Staff

Shimla, Oct 25: National Cadet Corps (NCC) will impart job-oriented training courses, take more youth from rural and semi-urban areas, and introduce personality development and public speaking in its training schedules besides sports-based programmes to attract more people, Deputy Director General DC Katoch has said.

Talking to mediapersons after a meeting of the group commanders here yesterday, Brig Katoch said the NCC would introduce job oriented training courses and give a three-year diploma to the cadets to enable them to get employment in various sectors after completing their education.

He said this would help them in getting employment in the armed forces, which was at present recruiting only four to five per cent NCC cadets and para-military beside and other sectors.

NCC would from now onwards concentrate on youth from the rural and semi-urban areas and prepare them for a better future, he said.

Brig Katoch said introduction of personality development and public speaking courses in the training schedules would prove beneficial for the cadets.

Emphasis would also now be laid on more sporting activities.

Cadets would be encouraged to participate in hockey, football, volleyball and basketball tournaments, he said.

Besides regular training in Army, Navy and Airforce, the NCC cadets would also be imparted training in other trades, he said.

He said new NCC Director General P S Chaudhary had already said that physical training would be compulsory in all NCC camps and other social activities.

Referring to the number of girl cadets in the NCC, brig Katoch said their ratio would be brought to 50 per cent by 2008, while their number would be increased by 33 per cent this year alone.

He said the ratio of girls in comparison to boys in Himachal Pradesh was higher as compared to the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

The NCC is also launching its website soon that would contain the data-base of the cadets who had completed their training along with other additional information which world be useful in facilitating the employers to contact the people concerned for employment, he added.

He said Deccan Airways had recently recruited 12 NCC cadets, six boys and girls, from a total of 50.

There is always a demand for people with NCC background is they are more disciplined, he said.

He said the girl cadets were performing better than their male counterparts.

Brig Katoch said he would meet state Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh soon for the allotment of land for NCC Nagar and discuss other pending issues.


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