NCC Hosted a Transformative Combined Annual Training Camp at NTF, Narangi, Guwahati
National Cadet Corps (NCC) girls cadets of 60 Assam Girls Bn NCC, Guwahati of NCC Gp HQ, Guwahati under NCC Dte NER, Shillong successfully completed a 10-day, Combined Annual Training Camp (CATC)-115 on 11 Jan 24 held at Narangi Transit Facility (NTF), Narangi(Guwahati). The duration of the CATC was from 02 Jan 24 to 11 Jan 24 which was attended by 325 Nos girls cadets of both senior and junior wings along with three Associate NCC Officers (ANOs).
The CATC served as a melting pot of learning, camaraderie, and skill enhancement for the girls’ cadets from diverse areas in and around Guwahati. During Camp, the training endeavour was to give cadets maximum exposure to Range Drill, firing, and specialized training with an emphasis on community living, discipline, First-aid, character, and confidence building. The foundation of the camp was built upon a robust curriculum designed to hone the cadets’ skills in numerous domains. This camp will also be an eligibility criteria for the A, B, and C certificate Examination.
During the period of 10 days, various training activities like morning PT, Drill, firing practice with .22 rifle, tent pitching, and volleyball matches were conducted. In addition, various guest lectures were conducted by NDRF, NEDFi, SBI bank, Traffic police, Cyber security, Drug abuse, breast cancer, CPR, Know Your Army, etc. As peer learning, ex-cadets interaction was also organized. Officers, ANOs, and Girls Cadet Instructors (GCI) also delivered lectures to cadets about their experience and field of expertise thereby ensuring an overall enriching, informative, and knowledgeable experience for cadets. Various competitions like volleyball, debate, painting, elocution, firing, tug of war, and drill were conducted and cadets were felicitated with prizes on the final day. The NCC NER Quiz competition winners were also felicitated with certificates. The cultural program was also organized by cadets during the Camp fire at the end of camp.
The camp was visited by Maj Gen Gagan Deep, ADG, NCC Dte NER and Brig Dinar Dighe, Gp Cdr, NCC Gp HQ, Guwahati and Col S Ramesh, SM, DGC NCC Gp HQ, Guwahati, to check the quality and type of training being imparted to the cadets. They interacted with cadets and inspected the administration and training schedule. During the interaction, the senior Army officers motivated cadets to be disciplined and sincere towards life. They emphasized that such camps are opportunities for the cadets to learn the Army way of life and make friends for life.