Said girls need more participation in many events to inspire others to join the NCC
Cadet Warrant Officer Mandeep Kaur Riar from 1 Gujarat Air Squadron NCC and Senior Under Officer Drashti Patil from 6 Gujarat Girls BN received the DG Commendation for their dedication and enthusiasm towards the NCC. Both of them are willing to go in defence forces and inspire other girls to join the them in serving the nation. Senior Under Officer Parth Thakur from 3rd Gujarat Battalion NCC has participated in Republic Day Camp 2021 and also felicitated by Brigadier DS Rawat group commander NCC Baroda.
All the cadets are felicitated during the closing ceremony of CATC 3 organized by 3 Gujarat Battalion Vadodara. This was the B certificate second camp attended by 190 cadets from Bodeli, Dabhoi, Savli, Baroda, Chhotaudepur. The girls participation in the camp is inspiring and many of them wants to pursue their careers in defence and other areas afterwards.
Cadet Warrant Officer Mandeep Kaur Riar from 1 Gujarat Air Squadron NCC has represented Gujarat at National level in All India Vayu Sainik camp at Jodhpur in 2019. She was in drill contingent and won 3rd prize with other 12 cadets. She has been selected to represent her unit in CWS Best Cadet Competition. She was a left marker in MSU convocation and seeing her true dedication and enthusiasm she has been selected for DG commendation. A good shooter she got chance to participate in All India GV Mavlankar trophy.
Senior Under Officer Drashti Patil from 6 Gujarat Girls BN has represented Gujarat at National level in RDC camp 2020. She has marched on Rajpath with 147 other cadets. She has made several videos, banners, and acts depicting Swachhta Abhiyan, Beti Bachao and fitness awareness.
She has led her battalion with full responsibility at the senior most cadet of the batch. Due to her devotion and dedication towards NCC she got selected for DG commendation award. In firing also she done well and also selected to attend SSB capsule organised by Flame Career Academy through NCC. She has performed actively in CWS Best cadet competition.
Drashti Patil a basket ball player is Persuing her BA Economics honours and wish to become a Army officer in future. Cadet Warrant officer Riar Mandeep Kaur a kabaddi Player wish to join Airforce.
Both the cadets said that society taboo is majorly the factor which stops the girls to join NCC and then Defence forces. They also said that girls participation shall increase in events like para gliding, Naval cruise, tent pitching and that helps in girls enter more into NCC.
Senior Under Officer Parth Thakur from 3rd Gujarat Battalion NCC has participated in Republic Day Camp 2021 and represented Gujarat directorate at Rajpath with with 100 other cadets and as a parade commander in PM rally with 25 cadets. He is felicitated for his performance and dedication.
NCC ANO Leftinent Ravinayak Patlavath is also felicitated after the culmination of the camp by S. Pawan Kumar CO 3 Battalion Gujarat. A C certificate and Bravo grade he is a faculty in Botany department in MSU Baroda and trains the cadets here.
Talking about the camp the cadets from different areas learn the basic skills which will help them in their careers. At the beginning of this camp all the cadets went through thermal test, rapid corona test, use of hand sanitizer, wearing masks and maintain social distancing.
In the camp the cadets learn the art of drill, map reading, weapon training, disaster managment, communication during war and social activity, disaster management, hygiene and sanitisation and civil authority responsibility of NCC cadets. Last day quiz test was also held to know what they learn during the camp.
“The camp is very important for the cadets as they learn military and not military training which help them in their careers. The cadets participation was encouraging specially the girls and now it’s up to them to implement in better ways, ” Said S. Pawan Kumar CO 3 Battalion Gujarat.