Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha of Jammu and Kashmir expressed his vision for the youth to be at the forefront of change, recognizing their pivotal role in shaping the future. The statement came during an interaction with National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets who participated in the Republic Day Parade 2024 in New Delhi.
The Cadets shared their experiences of the grand parade on the Kartavya Path, interactions with peers from across the nation, and the disciplined way of life experienced at the Republic Day camp. Lt Governor Sinha congratulated the Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh NCC Directorate Cadets for their historic participation in the Republic Day celebrations.
Highlighting the significance of the NCC, Lt Governor Sinha remarked, “National Cadets Corps represents the great diversity of India and its unity. It is known for the values like discipline, comradeship, dedication to the Nation and to the cause of social equity.”
Acknowledging the achievements of NCC cadets, such as Captain Ulfat Khan, who served as the Parade Commander of the Prime Minister’s rally, Lt Governor Sinha expressed pride, stating, “Truly proud of Captain Ulfat Khan, the Parade Commander of Prime Minister’s rally. You have made us all very proud.” He also extended congratulations to JUO Dechen Chuskit for receiving the prestigious Raksha Mantri Padak.
In a dialogue on the role of youth in nation-building, Lt Governor Sinha emphasized the importance of self-discovery, dreams, and aspirations of the youth. He encouraged the young minds to be the driving force of change, stating, “I want youth to hold the rein of change because Youth is the only power that is future-oriented, in sync with reality and equipped with skills to contribute in the journey of Viksit Bharat.”
Expressing confidence in the potential of every NCC cadet, Lt Governor Sinha stated, “Every NCC Cadet is the symbol of the limitless potential of our youth. I am confident that the young Cadets will continue to carry forward the rich legacy of this world’s largest uniformed youth organization to build a prosperous and united society.” In recognition of their dedication, Lt Governor Sinha felicitated the Cadets and instructors of J&K and Ladakh NCC Directorate with LG’s Appreciation Certificates and mementos. He also extended his congratulations to the NCC Cadets who have been selected for J&K Police and Defence Force. Highlighting the expansion of NCC’s reach in the region, Lt Governor Sinha announced the establishment of four new battalions, increasing the strength of cadets in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh from 27,870 to 40,730.
The event at Raj Bhawan saw the presence of Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary Higher Education; Maj Gen Rajesh Kumar Sachdeva, ADG, NCC Directorate, Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh; Dr. Piyush Singla, Secretary, School Education Department; along with senior Officers and Instructors of NCC.