GUWAHATI, Feb 5 - A contingent comprising 120 NCC cadets, led by contingent commander Col Jitender Singh, representing all the northeastern states that participated in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, called on Assam Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi at the Raj Bhavan here yesterday.
Congratulating each member of the contingent, Governor Mukhi hailed the nationalistic spirit of the members and said their display of patriotic fervour will help materialise the motto ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’.
Sharing his experiences with the contingent, the Governor elucidated the government’s vision for developing the State and elaborated on the important thrust areas. He informed the delegates about the inherent strengths of the State, its natural resources, the human capital and the rich cultural heritage.
It may be mentioned that the NER directorate stood first in the PM’s rally, Guard of Honour, National Integration Awareness presentation and the Flag Area.
The 120 NCC cadets representing the NER directorate are the chosen few who overcame a stiff competition among 95,000 cadets.
Of the contingent, 74 belong to Assam, 13 to Nagaland, nine to Manipur, 14 to Meghalaya, six to Mizoram and four hail from Tripura.
The Governor felicitated all the cadets with the traditional gamosa and wished them luck for their future endeavours.
The Governor further said that being in the NCC gives one a chance to inculcate a spirit of adventure, develop leadership qualities and enable cadets to discover their capabilities by overcoming mental and physical challenges, giving them self-confidence and a sense of achievement.
The group led by Major General Bipin Bakshi briefed about the achievements of the RDC cadets before the Governor.