NCC Day: Check Goals, Motto of National Cadet Corps

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jan 20, 2022, 6:20

The National Cadet Corps is the largest youth organization in India, with over 1.2 million cadets, and is a voluntary organization affiliated with the Indian Army. NCC was founded in 1948 on the recommendation of the Indian government.

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a statutory youth organization sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.

 The NCC was formally established on 15 June 1948 by an ordinance issued by the Government of India as an auxiliary educational organization of the Indian Army and Navy.

When is NCC Day Celebrated in India?

NCC day in India is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of November every year. NCC is a preparatory military training program for Indian youth between 15 and 18 years of age. The Congress party started it in 1948 after independence to provide military training and physical education to schoolboys.

What is the Goal of the National Cadet Corps?

 The stated objective of NCC is to develop society physically, intellectually, and morally, to create an all-around personality with a sense of civic responsibility and community service. It promotes national integration, unity, and social harmony amongst youth. The motto of NCC is "Unity and Discipline." It aims at teaching qualities like devotion to duty, loyalty, dedication, discipline, and self-sacrifice.

The NCC prepares students for future citizenship and trains them to develop leadership, cooperation, self-discipline, patriotism, and dedication to service under all circumstances. The cadets are taught various aspects of physical fitness like endurance, strength, speed, and agility apart from the drill, ceremonial marches, and firing practice.

What Do the NCC Cadets Do?

NCC is the premier training ground for the nation's youth to develop the spirit of selfless service. It is the largest youth organization in India and aims to build character, leadership qualities, and national integration.

Their tasks include:

  • Organizing and conducting drills on Saturday and Sunday, instilling patriotism among students.
  • Conducting classes on first aid, environmental awareness, personal hygiene, and cleanliness.
  •  Carrying out blood donation programs.
  •  Organizing military parades and picnics.
  •  Holding seminars on social issues.

How is NCC Day Celebrated in India?

To celebrate this day, rallies are held involving all the cadets from each college. This rally takes place across the country in places like Delhi, Kolkata, etc. On this day, the NCC has many events, like athletics and drill competitions. These events are arranged so that students can develop their leadership qualities and organizational skills.

The aim of organizing these events is to inculcate patriotism among the people and make them aware of the importance of discipline and unity among the people of India. On this particular day, people offer sweets in the morning to everyone they know as a gesture for a happy NCC day.

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FAQs about NCC Day

  • When is NCC day celebrated?

NCC day is celebrated on the 4th Sunday in November every year. The Government of India started it to create awareness among students about their duties towards the country and raise awareness about our heritage and tradition.

  • What is the motto of the National Cadet Corps association?

The motto of the NCC association is Unity and Discipline.

  • Where is the official headquarters of the NCC association located in India?

The NCC headquarters are situated in the capital of India, New Delhi.

  • When was the NCC association first started in India?

The NCC association was first started in India the year 1948.