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NCC band cadets & R-Day parade cadets felicitated

NCC band

Dimapur, February 23: The felicitation ceremony of NCC band cadets from Nagaland who took part in the Republic Day Parade 2024 was held with the Governor La Ganesan as special guest at Dr. Imkongliba Ao Hall, Raj Bhavan, kohima on February 23. The programme was organized by the Department of Youth Resource & Sports, Kohima & NCC GP Kohima.
Speaking during the programme, the Governor congratulated the 31 cadets from Nagaland who demonstrated their skills and achieved their goal of participating in the parade. He said that it is the dream of every NCC cadet to be a part of the event, and apprised them that they are among the few who have realized this ambition.
The Governor reminded that it takes sheer determination and resilience to represent at a platform as grand and as prestigious as the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. He mentioned that it is a celebration of our diversity, our strength, and the unity of our great nation, witnessed by almost everyone in India and also the world.
Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio who also spoke during the function said that it is a moment of joy to see the NCC cadets of Nagaland creating history by being a part of the first-ever NCC Girls Brass band who had marched on Kartvya path during the Republic Day Parade 2024. He said that the NCC, which solemnly pledge to always uphold the unity of India to take up a secular outlook and immerse into the selfless service of the nation has been playing a pivotal role in moulding and shaping our youth to become responsible citizen of the nation. He also said that it was also a joyous moment for the state to witness a Naga girl, Ruyangunuo Kense leading the Delhi police during the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi.
The CM underlined that the nature of their training and exposure to a wide range of activities which create avenues for the youth to join the armed forces as officers, especially with NCC C certificate special entry schemes. He said that a career in the armed forces is one of the most respected, regarded and sought-after in the country. He urged upon the cadets to think and consider a career in the armed forces as one of their option.
The Chief Minister congratulated all cadets, who after a long and rigorous training and practice made it to the Republic Day celebration 2024.
Maj.Gen Gagan Deep ADG, NCC NE Region DTE in his short speech said that the 31 cadets were selected on merit and assured that many more cadets will be given such opportunities in the near future.
The Governor also handed out Certificate of Appreciation all the cadets.
Advisor Youth Resource & Sports, S.Keoshu also spoke on the occasion.
(Page News Service)