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Camp to teach discipline

Altogether 400 students from Jharkhand are getting hands-on training in shooting, participating in parades and learning physical training at Jamshedpur Co-operative College grounds in Jamshedpur to prepare themselves to serve the nation.

Welcome to the Annual Combined Training Camp of the 37th Battalion of National Cadet Corps (NCC). The aim of the 10-day camp is to imbibe a sense of discipline among the youngsters.

Though the camp started on Sunday, the inaugural ceremony was held on Monday. Kolhan University vice-chancellor R.P.P. Singh did the honours. This inauguration reminds me of my college days when I was also part of the NCC. Being a part of NCC will help you be a better person, said Singh.

The 400-odd cadets have been divided into four groups junior boys, junior girls, senior boys and senior girls. Of these, there are 40 shooters who will be trained exclusively on shooting and firing. A few among these 40 cadets are from Bihar.

The cadets will take part in sports, drill, map reading and adventure activities through which they will learn discipline. The camp will also offer disaster management training. The cadets will learn to combat with fire and floods. Traffic control will also be taught as part of the camp.

We want the youngsters to learn to serve the society. Also, we aim to inculcate a sense of discipline into them. This is an annual programme to train the students, said camp adjutant R.K. Choudhary. He added that the reason behind choosing a college campus as camp venue was to inspire others to join NCC.

Based on their performance, cadets from this camp will be chosen for NCCs prestigious National Integration Camp held in Delhi.