National Cadet Corps
The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its head Quarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.
Motto of NCC
Unity and Discipline (Ekta aur Anushasan)
DG’s four Cardinal Principals of Discipline
1. Obey with a smile
2. Be Punctual
3. Work hard and without fuss
4. Make no excuses and tell no lies
Aim of NCC
1. To Create a Human Resource of Organized, Trained and Motivated Youth, To Provide Leadership in all Walks of life and be Always Available for the Service of the Nation.
2. To Provide a Suitable Environment to Motivate the Youth to Take Up a Career in the Armed Forces.
3. To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst the Youth of the Country.
The NCC is a responsive, learning and continuously evolving organization. Its activity is guided by certain core values that we endeavour to instill among all ranks of the NCC. These include the following:
• A sense of patriotic commitment to encourage cadets to contribute to national development.
• Respect for diversities in religion, language, culture, ethnicity, life style and habitat to instill a sense of National unity and social cohesion.
• Abiding commitment to learn and adhere to the norms and values enshrined in the Indian Constitution.
• Understanding the value of a just and impartial exercise of authority.
• Ability to participate in community development and other social programme.
• A healthy life style free of substance abuse and other unhealthy practices.
• Sensitivity to the needs of poor and socially disadvantaged fellow citizens.
• Inculcating habits of restraint and self-awareness.
• Understanding the values of honesty, truthfulness, self-sacrifice, perseverance and hard work.
• Respect for knowledge, wisdom and the power of ideas.