190 cadets trained for BEE, CEE certificate exams during NCC training camp at Chandigarh University

190 cadets trained for BEE, CEE certificate exams during NCC training camp at Chandigarh University, Gharuan

NCC cadets learn battle craft, weapon training, field craft, drill, map reading during week-long camp

98% of Chandigarh University cadets achieve Alpha (A) grade in BEE Certificate Examination-2021

A National Cadets Corps (NCC) training camp was organised by the NCC wing of Chandigarh University, Gharuan under the banner of PB 23 Battalion NCC, Rupnagar, and the aegis of NCC Group Headquarters Patiala during which as many as 190 students from various educational institutions in Mohali district including Chandigarh University underwent training.

In the week-long training camp, the participant cadets received comprehensive understanding of the military methods, operations and strategies used in the Indian Army. 

Photo caption : Col SB Rana, Col LK Agarwal and other training officers during a group photograph with cadets at the NCC training camp at Chandigarh University.

Col SB Rana, Commanding Officer, PB 23 Bn NCC Rupnagar and Col LK Aggarwal Adam, PB 23 Bn NCC Rupnagar were present as the chief guests on the concluding day of the training camp, where they encouraged the cadets and honoured them with certificates of participation. 

The camp was organised to prepare the cadets for the BEE and CEE certificate examinations under NCC. The cadets were honored with BEE certificates on the last day of the camp. It may be mentioned that 98% of the NCC cadets of Chandigarh University have secured Alpha (A) grade in the NCC 'BEO Certificate Examination-2021'.

Addressing the NCC cadets, Col S B Rana said that these training camps aim to develop the spirit of unity and discipline among the NCC cadets, to encourage them to serve the nation and contribute in building a better nation. He said that NCC is the largest uniformed youth organization in the world, which is contributing greatly in nation building by ensuring its participation in various social welfare schemes. 

Speaking on the occasion, Col. LK Aggarwal said that NCC is an important organization at the social level, which, apart from leadership and personality development, is playing a leading role in various activities like environment protection and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He said that he is grateful to the university administration for the smooth conduct of such a big and long camp.  We have been able to give the cadets extensive training about their responsibility towards the society and the nation, team work, self-discipline etc. in the cordial atmosphere of the university, he said.

During the 7-day training camp, the students were trained in use and maintenance of the weapons, specifically focussing on Weapon Handling, Battle Craft and Field Craft, Drill, Map Reading and SBS Training etc. Besides, Rifle Capture and Opening, drills with and without weapon, use of direction indicator in map reading, salute weapon, communication, first aid, information about defense force were also included in the training. The cadets enthusiastically participated in various activities during the camp and during this additional training was also provided to the cadets regarding preparation for B and C examination. 

Giving information, Dr R S Bawa, Pro-Chancellor, Chandigarh University said that the cadets were trained in various activities by expert trainers during the training camp, enabling the cadets to take their career in a new direction by making NCC an integral part of their life. 

“More than 30 NCC cadets of the University are serving as officers in various Indian Armed Forces. The NCC wing of Chandigarh University is striving to make its full contribution in the social activities, following the discipline and unity of the NCC, even as the cadets of the University are significant contributing to the service of the country by joining the army as officers,” he said.