Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that no power of the world can stop the country whose youth starts moving ahead with the thinking of nation first. Addressing the National Cadet Corps PM Rally at Cariappa Ground in New Delhi, Mr Modi underlined the major role that today’s youngsters can play in the vocal for local campaign. He said, if today’s youth resolves to use only those goods that have been created with the labour and sweat of an Indian, India’s destiny can be transformed.
The Prime Minister talked about the steps being taken to strengthen the NCC in the country in a period when the country is moving forward with new resolutions. He said a high-level review committee has been set up in the country. Mr Modi said, in the last two years, one lakh new cadets have been created in the border areas of the country. He remembered with pride his NCC connection and credited his training as an NCC cadet for giving him the strength to carry out his responsibilities towards the nation.
Prime Minister said, this year the country is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and when the youth become part of such historic event then we see glimpses of our yuva shakti who will fulfil Indias’ dream when we achieve 100 years of independence in 2047. He said, today, the country’s youth have taken India to world’s Top three in Startups. Mr Modi said, over 50 unicorns have come into existence during COVID-19.
The Prime Minister elaborated on the steps being taken to open the doors of the defence establishments for girls and women. He noted the presence of the large number of the girl cadets and termed it to be a symbol of changing attitude of the nation. He said now the daughters of the country are taking admission in Sainik Schools and women are getting major responsibilities in the army.
Prime Minister urged the NCC cadets to combine their aspirations and actions with the development and expectations of the country. He remarked that today on the one hand there are good possibilities related to digital technology and information, on the other hand, there are dangers of misinformation. He stressed that it is also necessary that the common man of our country should not fall prey to any rumour. He proposed that NCC cadets run an awareness campaign related to misinformation.
Prime Minister stressed that drugs should not reach the school and college where there is NCC or NSS. He advised the cadets to be free from drugs themselves and at the same time keep their campus free from drugs. He also stressed on the need to help the friends who are not in NCC-NSS to give up this bad habit too. Mr Modi asked the cadets to get associated with Self4Society portal which is working to give new energy to collective efforts of the country. He said, more than seven thousand organizations and two lakh 25 thousand people are associated with the portal.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister inspected the Guard of Honour, reviewed March Past by NCC contingents and also witnessed the NCC cadets displaying their skills in army action, slithering, microlight flying, parasailing as well as cultural programmes. The best cadets received medal and baton from the Prime Minister. The Rally is the culmination of NCC Republic Day Camp and is held on 28th January every year.