To attract students to join NCC, the government has decided to make it an optional subject at the college-level. On an experimental basis, NCC will be made a subject for college students at Khariar College in Western Odisha this year.
Group commander of the NCC, Sambalpur Col. Vikas Goswami on Wednesday disclosed this information while briefing to the press about the forthcoming events of the NCC. He also informed that steps are on to reflect the performances of the cadets in their board examination mark-sheet where the student is supposed to get grace marks for admission and job purposes.
“NCC is a platform where a cadet gets a platform to boost his/her talent and build up confidence which definitely helps in their future. But unfortunately in Odisha, NCC has not been so popular due to various reasons. Hence, the government has decided to make it an optional subject in college level in order to attract college students to join NCC”, Col Goswami said.
Goswami has informed that work for setting up a new naval unit at Bhawanipatna and an Air force unit at Jharsuguda has almost reached its final stage and these units will become functional shortly.
“Students of western part of the state will be benefited once the two units start functioning”, Goswami said. According to him, a senior cadet of Sambalpur commandant Rabindra Singh has stood second in the Thal sainik camp presently going on in New Delhi and he is likely to receive the silver medal in the Obstacle race. “This is a great achievement for the state” , Goswami said.
He informed that in order to make cadets of the NCC ready for the National level competition, the group commandant is providing all round activities and training to the cadets. “We have hired experts to provide training for crafts, arts, dance and music of local culture and tradition to the cadets in order to make them fit for the competition at national level”, Goswami said.