National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world, celebrated its 68th Raising Day on 27th November 2016. In the national capital the function was marked by paying homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate. On this occasion the Defence Secretary Shri G. Mohan Kumar and DG NCC Maj Gen JS Sandhu laid wreaths at Amar Jawan Jyoti.
The raising day was also celebrated all over India with cadets participating in marches, cultural activities and social development programmes. NCC in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare utilised this occasion to spread awareness about organ donations.
NCC is at the forefront of contribution towards social causes and community development activities. Its cadets have done the nation and organisation proud by their remarkable achievements in the fields of sports and adventure and have won laurels in the National Shooting and Equestrian competitions.
During the current year the NCC was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for its contribution towards Swacchta Abhiyan.