The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary
organization which recruits cadets from high schools and colleges. The Cadets
are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and
cadets have no liability for active military service. The motto of NCC is
"Unity and Discipline".
AIMS OF NCC
The Aims of the NCC laid out in 1988 have stood the test of time
and continue to meet the requirements expected of it in the current economic
scenario of the country. The NCC aims at developing character, comradeship,
discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless
service amongst young citizens. Further, it aims at creating a pool of
organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks
of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose.
Needless to say, the NCC also provides an environment conducive to motivating
young Indians to join the armed forces.
* To Create a Human Resource of Organized, Trained and Motivated
Youth, To Provide Leadership in all Walks of life and be Always Available for
the Service of the Nation.
* To Provide a Suitable Environment to Motivate the Youth to
Take Up a Career in the Armed Forces.
* To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership,
Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst
the Youth of the Country.
HISTORY OF NCC
The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps
Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948 The National Cadet Corps can be
considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC)
which was established by the British in 1942. During World War II, the UOTC
never came up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that
some better schemes should be formed, which could train more young men in a
better way, even during peace times. A committee headed by Pandit H.N. Kunzru
recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a
national level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor
General and on 15 July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence.
During the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, NCC cadets
were the second line of defense. They organised camps to assist the ordnance
factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used as
patrol parties to capture the enemy paratroopers. The NCC cadets also worked
hand in hand with the Civil Defence authorities and actively took part in
rescue work and traffic control. After the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars the NCC
syllabus was revised. Rather than just being the second line of defense, NCC
syllabus laid a greater stress on developing qualities of leadership and
Officer-like qualities. The military training which the NCC cadets received was
reduced and greater importance was given to other areas like social service and
"I do hereby solemnly promise that I will serve my
motherland most truly and loyally and that, I will abide by the rules and
regulations of the National Cadet Crops. Further under the command and control
of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and