- The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a youth development movement.
- It is a Tri-Services Organisation, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Wing, providing opportunities to the youth of the country for their all-round development with a sense of Duty, Commitment, Dedication, Discipline and Moral Values so that they become able leaders and useful citizens.
- The NCC provides exposure to the cadets in a wide range of activities., with a distinct emphasis on Social Services, Discipline and Adventure Training. The NCC is open to all regular students of schools and colleges on a voluntary basis.
- The NCC came into existence under the National Cadet Corps Act XXXI of 1948.
- The motto of NCC is:“ UNITY AND DISCIPLINE”.
- NCC is headed by the Director General (DG), an Army Officer of the rank of Lieutenant General.
- The NCC operates under the Ministry of Defence.
Why in News?
- The National Cadet Corps (NCC) recently celebrated its 74th anniversary of its Raising Day. This largest uniformed youth organisation in the world was raised in 1948.