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6/1, S.I.V.E.T. Sub Unit, 1 TN battalion, Chennai

National Cadet Corps

Introduction:
The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its head Quarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on a voluntary basis. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.

Motto of NCC:
Unity and Discipline (Ekta aur Anushasan)

DG’s four Cardinal Principles of Discipline

  1. Obey with a smile
  2. Be Punctual
  3. Work hard and without fuss
  4. Make no excuses and tell no lies

Aims of NCC

  1. To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizen.
  2. To create a human resource of organised trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life including the Armed Forces and be always available for the service of the nation.

Oath
"I do hereby solemnly promise that I will serve my motherland most truly and loyally and that, I will abide by the rules and regulations of the National Cadet Crops. Further under the command and control of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and wholeheartedly".

Pledge
We the cadet of the national cadet corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizen of our nation. We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings.

NCC History
The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948 The National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) which was established by the British in 1942. During World War II, the UOTC never came up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be formed, which could train more young men in a better way, even during peace times. A committee headed by Pandit H.N. Kunzru recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a national level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General and on 15 July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence.

NCC syllabus lays a greater stress on developing qualities of leadership and Officer-like qualities. The military training which the NCC cadets received was reduced and greater importance was given to other areas like social service and youth-management.

Centrally Organized Camps
Leadership Camp ,Vayu Sainik Camp ,Nau Sainik Camp .Rock Climbing Camp ,Trekking camp ,National Integration Camp (NIC),Thal Sainik Camp (TSC) ,Army Attachment Camp (AAC),Air Force Attachment Camp (AAC) ,Republic Day Camp (RDC) and Annual training Camp(ATC)

Training
Drill, shooting, Physical fitness, map reading, First aid, Gliding/Flying, boat pulling, sailing and camp training covering basic of military training in Army, Navy and Air Force.

This training is mostly carried out in schools and colleges by the cadets. In addition, depending upon the type of service, basic knowledge of that service is imparted to the cadets e.g. gliding, powered flying for Air Wing cadets and boat pulling, sailing for Naval Wing cadets form part of institutional training. These activities comprise approximately 50% of the entire syllabus.

This is the most important aspect of NCC Training and hence great emphasis on institutional training is to be given.

Basic Training

Drill
Cadets must be made to understand the aim and purpose of teaching drill, so that they are suitably motivated and do not take it as "fatigue". Emphasis will be laid on correct bearing, marching, saluting and arms drill. Inter-squad competitions may be organized to create interest. The P.I staff from the Battalion is to oversee and train the cadets in the college.

Weapon Training
Cadets generally take keen interest in weapon training and firing. Units liaise with nearby Service and Para-Military Units to ensure that all cadets get an opportunity to fire their authorized ammunition. Use of firing simulators is made to optimize training efforts where ever possible. Cadets are trained in the usage of .22 rifles, 7.62 mm SLR Rifles and Light Machine Guns (LMG) and also thorough practicals in map reading and military subjects.

Adventure Training
Adventure activities have been incorporated in NCC training with the aim of inculcating and strengthening leadership traits amongst the cadets. These activities in NCC can be broadly divided into the following.

  1. Land based - Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, and Trekking.
  2. Water based - Sailing Expedition, White Water Rafting, Scuba Diving, and River Crossing.
  3. Air based - Parasailing.

Youth exchange programme
This activity is done to increase international understanding and bolster awareness. These exchanges are done with NCC community of 10 countries namely Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Maldives, Nepal, Singapore, UK, Russia and Vietnam at international level.

Youth exchange programme
All OC Units are keeping a check of Institutional training regularly to ensure proper attendance. Attendance registers are marked before the commencement of the parade and NOT repeat NOT after the parade.

NCC Social Service Activities

NCC has adopted community development activities with the aim of imbibing amongst cadets’ selfless service to the community, dignity of labour importance of self-help; need to protect the environment and to assist weaker sections of the society in their upliftment. This was envisaged through programmes involving.

Adult-education, Tree plantation, Blood donation, Anti Dowry Rally, Anti Female Infanticide Pledge, Anti Leprosy Drive, AIDS Awareness Rally, Visit to Old Age Homes, Slum clearance, Disaster Management & Relief and Village upliftment and various other social schemes.


NCC at S.I.V.E.T. College

The sub unit of the college had its inception in the year 1969 and was attached to the signals battalion. The then company commander Major R.Ratnakumar, lecturer S.G and Head, Department of chemistry had been doing wonderful service till 1999. On account of ill health, he had to relinquish and the mantle fell on the new entrant Lt. S.Ravibalan .Associate professor and Head, English Department. Since then there was a no turning back and the cadets volunteered to fetch name for the college. The cadets had been a challenge even to the elite colleges and brought every year laurels either in the form of rolling banner or shields and trophies in the competitions held at cadofest, cadogreen and other intercollegiate competitions.

Based on the performance, the DDG office came forward to sanction an amount of one lakh (1, 00,000) rupees for having an obstacle training course of our own. The management was highly co-operative and they even came forward to shell out an amount of Rs 65,000 (sixty five thousand) for the completion of an "A" grade obstacle courses. The credit in completing the construction goes to the beloved secretary of the college Thiru. G.Selvanathan B.E. MBA. The sub unit was able to maintain a good rapport with the private sector as well as defence sector. Cadets who had served for the full three years were given the privilege to get recruited into private sectors. During the NCC day celebrations dignitaries from the companies became the chief guest and a mock passing out parade would be conducted. Overwhelmed by their performance and disciplinary behaviours the company were happy to recruit them. The cadets did wonders both at the regional level and national level. To list a few are as given below:


National Cadet Corps.

  • CUO S. Subash Kumar participated in the National Integration Camp held at Delhi from 16th January to 26th January, 2001.
  • 7 Cadets attended the Launch Camp at Triveni academic from 01.07.2001 to 15.07.2001.
  • 2 Cadets attended the IG camp at Kailasapuram from 21.09.2001 to 02.10.2001.
  • 2 Cadets participated in the Maharashtra Trekking camp at Saugor, Maharashtra from 22.12.2001 to 04.01.2002.
  • CUO R. Vasanth Babu, SGT. R. Dillibabu and Cpl.K.Jaganathan participated in NIC, Madhya Pradesh from 02.12.2001 to 15.12.2001
  • 6 Cadets participated in the NIC, Nagerkoil from 27.12.2001 to 07.01.2002.
  • Flt. /Cdt. T. Balaji won Gold Medal in Contingent drill. (Prestigious Republic Day camp award)
  • 3 Flt /Cdts have bagged Gold Medals in the Vayu Sainik Camps
  • 3 cadets participated in the All India Trekking camp and IG Camps.
  • 28 cadets attended the combined Annual Training camp at Triveni Academy – Vadukkapattu village, Kancheepuram Dist., during 2002 – 2003.
  • CSUO M. Jeyakumar attended the National Integration camp for 2003 at Dehra Dhun.
  • Sgt. R. Prakash attended the National Integration camp at Gulbarga, Karnataka.
  • Cpl. K. Varatharajan attended the Basic Mountaineering camp at Gulbarga, Karnataka.
  • Cpl. K. Varatharajan scaled the Joggin peak Himalayas, Advanced Mountaineering camp at Uttarkashi.
  • 2 cadets attended the National Integration camp at Gujarat.
  • 2 cadets attended the NIC at Shillong, Assam
  • Cpl. R. Vasantha Rajan has won one Individual Gold Medal and one common team medal in the cultural Programme events for the Republic Day 2003. This cadet has brought honour to the college, himself and to the state.
  • 3 cadets participated in the Pre–1GC & 1GC at Tambaram and Trichy respectively.
  • 10 of our cadets attended the Army Attachment camp at Pallavaram, Chennai.
  • CSUO. R. Thiagarajan attended the Army Attachment Camp at Wellington, Ooty.
  • CUO – A. Sasikumar bagged the Silver Medal for his second place at All India Level TAL SAINIK camp, Delhi.
  • ANO Lt. S. Ravi Balan and 17 cadets attended the National Integration camp at Jodhpur, Rajasthan with other 16 Directorates represented by various states.
  • Bagged the Best Directorate Award for Tamil Nadu and Best ANO Award with the Gold Medal in the year 2004.

Besides, the college unit conducted social awareness programmes, cycle expeditions and blood donation camps. The spinal injury during a training programme made Lt.S.Ravibalan to relinquish his post in the year 2011.The sub unit was under the control of the caretaker I.Prithiviraj, assistant professor in Physics. Now it’s again taking its full shape as the care taker has finished his Commission course in OTA Kamp tee and is the company commander for the subunit.

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