Governer of Gujarat launches 4th phase of #EkMaiSauKeLiye campaign of Gujarat NCC Directorate
The Ceremony was attended by officers, staff and cadets of Gujarat NCC Directorate
In a ceremony organized at Raj Bhavan, the Governor of Gujarat launched the 4th phase of #EkMaiSauKeLiye Campaign. The Ceremony was attended by officers, staff and cadets of Gujarat NCC Directorate.
The campaign which is a brainchild of Major General Arvind Kapoor, Additional Director General, NCC Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu is a unique initiative, wherein the large pool of NCC cadets in the state, have galvanized themselves as responsible and disciplined citizens of the nation and have come forward to meet their social obligations towards the society they live in, presently reeling under the severe effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Major General Arvind Kapoor, in his welcome address informed the Governor about the #EkMaiSauKeLiye Campaign commenced in May 2021, and till now in the previous three phases the cadets connected over mobile phones, with a hundred relatives and friends and acquaintances, residents of Old Age Homes and spread awareness about Covid-19 appropriate behavior and the importance of vaccination, with an aim to instill a feeling of deep love and regard for the elders and friends, as also to keep their spirits high and show them that 'We Care'.
Cadets have also connected with the Veterans of the Indian Armed Forces and the War Widows, respectfully called Veer Naris, of the Indian Armed Forces. The aim being to tell that even in these times, we have not forgotten the services rendered by them and their husbands respectively.
Major General Arvind Kapoor also informed the Governor that UGC has released guidelines for universities to include NCC as an "Elective Subject" in their curriculum. He requested him that necessary directions be issued to all Vice Chancellors to include the same in the curriculum of their universities as it will greatly benefit the NCC cadets.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor appreciated the efforts of the cadets and applauded the selfless service rendered in reaching out to the people affected by the Pandemic. He further stated that he is happy to see that the NCC cadets of Gujarat have always risen to serve the nation in the hour of need, whether it be Ex-Yogdan, assisting administration in Disaster Management, donating blood or creating awareness against various social evils.
He congratulated Major General Arvind Kapoor, staff and cadets of Gujarat NCC Directorate for having been recognized by the World Book of Records London by being accorded the 'Certificate of Commitment'. The recognition validates the dedicated and relentless commitment of Gujarat NCC Directorate as part of #EkMaiSauKeLiye Campaign for promoting safety against the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The Governor expressed his happiness over the theme of Phase 4 of the campaign which will involve the NCC cadets connecting with Corona Warriors – Doctors, Nurses, Ward boys, Ambulance drivers, Hospital staff and Sanitation workers, towards motivating them for the tremendous job they are doing, since the last one and a half years under adverse conditions. He launched the Phase -4 of #EkMaiSauKeLiye Campaign and exhorted the people of Gujarat to follow the example of the NCC Cadets of Gujarat NCC Directorate and come forward to help their fellow beings affected by the Pandemic.
Major General Arvind Kapoor thanked the Governor for his motivational and inspirational words and informed that Gujarat NCC Directorate, its staff and cadets intend to carry the #EkMaiSauKeLiye Campaign for as long as was necessary to meet the social service and community development responsibilities of the NCC cadets towards nation building.