National Cadet Corps (NCC)

The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New DelhiDelhiIndia. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schoolscolleges 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.

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HISTORY

NCC was first started in 1666 in Germany. The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948. The origin of NCC can be traced back to the ‘University Corps’, which was created under the Indian Defense Act 1917, with the objective to make up the shortage of the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the ‘University Corps’ was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC). The aim was to raise the status of the UTC and make it more attractive to the youth. The UTC Officers and cadets dressed like the army. It was a significant step towards the Indianisation of armed forces. It was rechristened in the form of UOTC so the National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) which was established by the British Government in 1942. During World War II, the UOTC never came up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be formed, which could train more young men in a better way, even during peace. A committee headed by Pandit Hradaya Nath Kunjru recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a national level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General and on 15 July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence.
During the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, NCC cadets were the second line of defence. They organized camps to assist the ordinance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used as patrol parties to capture the enemy paratroopers. The NCC cadets also worked hand in hand with the Civil Defense authorities and actively took part in rescue work and traffic control. After the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars the NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than just being the second line of defence, NCC syllabus laid a greater stress on developing qualities of leadership and Officer-like qualities. The military training which the NCC cadets received was reduced and greater importance was given to other areas like social service and youth-management.

MOTTO OF NCC
Unity and Discipline (Ekta aur Anushasan)
The motto of NCC is ‘Unity & Discipline’ which was adopted on 23 Dec 1957. In living up to its motto, the NCC strives to be and is one of the greatest cohesive forces of the nation, bringing together the youth hailing from different parts of the country and moulding them into united, secular and disciplined citizens of the nation.

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

AIMS OF NCC
The aims of NCC are mainly three fold:-
(a) To develop following qualities in the cadets:-

  • Development of Character.
  • Secular Outlook.
  • Spirit of Adventure.
  • Ideals of selfless service among the youth of the country.

(b) To create a human resource of Organized, Trained and Motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life and always be available for the service of the nation.

(c) To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.

OBJECTIVES OF THE NCC
(a) Reach out to the maximum youths through various institutions.
(b) Make NCC as an important part of the society.
(c) Teach positive thinking and attitude to the youths.
(d) Become a main source of National Integration by making NCC as one of the greatest cohesive force of our nation irrespective of any caste, creed, religion or region.
(e) Mould the youth of the entire country into a united, secular and disciplined citizens of the nation.
(f) Provide an ideal platform for the youth to showcase their potential in nation building.
(g) Instill spirit of secularism and united India by organizing National Integration Camps all over the country.
(h) Reach out to the youths of friendly foreign countries through Youth Exchange Programmes (YEP).

OATH
“I do hereby solemnly promise that I will serve my motherland most truly and loyally and that, I will abide by the rules and regulations of the National Cadet Crops. Further under the command and control of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and wholeheartedly”.

PLEDGE
We the cadet of the national cadet corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizen of our nation.We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings.
Army/Naval Wings – The four cardinals of NCC are: Obey with smile, be punctual, work hard without fuss and make no excuses & tell no lies.

The main aims of NCC are:

  • To develop character and ideals of selfless service among youth.
  • To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth and to prepare them for regular commission in army and navy.

As per NCC rules, a cadet is required to attend at-least one camp for one unit each year and undergo regular parades of 65 hours or 96/120 periods and 32/40 parades during the academic session.

NCC Army Wing
The NCC Army Wing of the College has been a matter of pride as its has decorated the institution with laurels year after year. A total of 94 cadets enrolled themselves in the Army wing in the session 2014-15.

NCC SONG
The official song of the NCC-Kadam Mila Ke Chall was adopted in 1963. However, in 1974, a change was felt to catch the imagination of the youths and portray the the true feelings of NCC. As a result the song was replaced by ―Hum Sab Hindi Hain which kept on playing in RDCs till the word ‗Hindi‘ was replaced by ‗ Bhartiya‘ in 1980. The NCC song depicts the feelings of unity in diversity and exhorts everyone to march towards the single goal – all being INDIANS.

Hum Sab Bharatiye Hain, Hum Sab Bharatiye Hain (2)
Apni Manzil Ek Hai, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ek Hai, Ho, Ho, Ho, Ek Hai.
Hum Sab Bharatiye Hain. Hum Sab Bharatiye Hain. (2)
Kashmir Ki Dharti Rani Hai, Sartaj Himalaya Hai,
Sadiyon Se Hamne Isko Apne Khoon Se Pala Hai
Kashmir Ki Dharti Rani Hai, Sartaj Himalaya Hai,
Sadiyon Se Hamne Isko Apne Khoon Se Pala Hai
Desh Ki Raksha Ki Khatir Hum Samshir Utha Lenge, Hum Samshir Utha Lenge.
Bhikre‐Bhikre Tarey Hain Hum Lekin Jhilmil Ek Hai,
Ha, Ha, Ha Ek Hai, Ho, Ho,Ho Ek Hai.
Hum Sab Bharatiye Hain. Hum Sab Bharatiye Hain. (2)
Apni Manzil Ek Hai, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ek Hai, Ho, Ho, Ho, Ek Hai.
Hum Sab Bharatiye Hain. Hum Sab Bharatiye Hain.(2)
Mandir Gurudware Bhi Hain Yahan Aur Masjid Bhi Hai Yahan
Girja Ka Hai Ghadiyal Kahin Mullah ki Kahin Hai Ajaan
Mandir Gurudware Bhi Hain Yahan Aur Masjid Bhi Hai Yahan
Girja Ka Hai Ghadiyal Kahin Mullah ki Kahin Hai Ajaan
Ek Hi Apna Ram Hai, Ek hi Allah Taala Hai, Ek Hi Allah Taala Hai, Rang Birange Deepak Hain Hum, Ek Jagmag Ek
Hai . Ha, Ha, Ha Ek Hai, Ho, Ho, Ho Ek Hai.
Hum Sab Bharatiye Hain. Hum Sab Bharatiye Hain. (2)
Apni Manzil Ek Hai, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha Ek Hai, Ho, Ho, Ho, Ek Hai.
Hum Sab Bharatiye Hain. Hum Sab Bharatiye Hain.(2)

NCC at BIT Durg
Bhilai Institute of Technology consist of ARMY wings of NCC with SD 52 cadets
The Selection of NCC cadets in BIT takes place on the month of August and the eligibility criteria is the candidate should not have any backlog in the previous semester exams. Preferences is given to those who are good in academic and sports.

NCC Infantry
Cadets will be selected in NCC based upon their Physical fitness, Knowledge, Ability and their determination. Selected cadets will undergo 2 years training and they will be taught on various related in infantry subjects, which includes,
1.Introduction to map and conventional signs
2.Scales
3.Topographical forms and technical terms
4.The grid system
5.Relief contours and gradients
6.Cardinal points and finding north
7.Type of bearings and use of service protractor
8.Prismatic compass, its use and introduction to gps
9.Setting a map, finding own position and north
10.Map to ground
11.Ground to map
12.Point to point march

Introduction to field and battle craft:
1.Description of ground
2.Observation and concealment
3.Judging distance
4.Recognition, description and indication of targets
5.Field signal
6.Section formation
7.Fire and movement
8.Section battle drill
9.Fire control orders
10.Types and conduct of patrols. Etc

For more Details Contact to:-
Santosh Kr. Mishra (ANO)
37 CG BN NCC Durg
+91-95897-94177
Email: Santosh.mishra@bitdurg.ac.in