NCC Experience

NCC- National Cadet Corps had been my acquaintance for 3 years and I have gained so much from that organisation which I don’t think could have been achieved from any other institution. My journey started when I took admission in Graphic Era Hill University. I have always been inclined towards sports and extra curriculum from my school so when I joined college, I opted NCC for taking my first step towards joining the defence forces.

NCC has given so much which has prepared me for my life. During my first year I felt totally different as I got introduced to different things like Drill, Ragda (Punishment), a uniform which only a few were able to dawn. I had never come across to these things before in my life. When I wore that uniform, I used to get a feeling of pride and fulfilment.  The most important values that I learned in NCC are Discipline, Punctuality and Unity. In my first year I attended CATC camp where several competitions were held like Public speaking, Dance competition, Group song, Drill selection test and many more, this camp made me realize that NCC is not just about being physically active rather it’s about the overall development of a person. Those 10 days of CATC can never be forgotten.

After completing my 1st year, I was promoted to the rank of corporal in my 2nd year which was my 1st step towards knowing what leadership is all about. Various rallies and walkathon were organized by us to make mass aware of various concerned issues like cancer, blood donation, Drugs, cleanliness and “Beti bachao beti padhao” initiative. Cadets used to walk long distances to spread the awareness. The 2nd year was a two-sided opportunity where I got trained as well as trained my juniors.

When I got into my 3rd year I was promoted to the rank of sergeant. My mates and I did selection of new cadets and it gave us a sense of responsibility. In the CATC camp I was the Master of Ceremony. After that I attended Advance Leadership Camp which was held at Malout, Punjab by 6 (Pb.) girls battalion for 12 days, 5 cadets from Dehradun were selected and I got the opportunity to be in that group of 5. Cadets from different states of India participated in the camp and we all made a great bond with one another. There were training sessions on leadership as well as SSB. Activities like lecturette and Group Discussions were organized in groups. Cultural competition was also held in which Uttarakhand directorate won 1st and 2nd prize in dance and singing competition respectively. In Tug of war Uttarakhand Directorate stood 2nd. It was overall a worldliness camp where I represented my State, my unit and my college and it was so overwhelming for me to leave that camp with so much of experience, it gave me a sense of pride.

This was all about my journey in NCC. I passed out with Alpha grading in my ‘C’ certificate examination and most importantly I became a self-confident, an outspoken and a learned person who aspires to touch the sky with glory.