INDIA. Mumbai: At an impressive Passing Out Parade (POP) held on Wednesday at the National Cadet Corps Officers Training Academy (OTA), Kamptee in Nagpur, Maharashtra, 706 Associate NCC Officers (ANOs) graduated
An Associate NCC Officer is a lecturer in a college who receives usually three months of Army Training at OTA Kamptee and is considered an Officer Commanding.
In schools, a Troop Commander is a teacher who teaches in that school. They also receive the training at OTA.
The Passing Out Parade was reviewed by Lt General Gurbirpal Singh, Director General, National Cadet Corps (NCC). The meritorious Army trainees were : Cadet Training Officer Geo Reji, Cadet Training Officer Mukesh Sundhesa, and Cadet Training Officer Gagan Das, who won the Director General’s Baton with Commandant’s Gold Medal, Commandant’s Silver Medal & Commandant’s Bronze Medal respectively.
Whereas Cadet Training Officer Ravi Prakash Mani Tripathi, Cadet Training Officer Merugu Bhanuprakash, and Cadet Training Officer Anil Kumar won the Director General’s Baton with Commandant’s Gold Medal, Commandant’s Silver Medal, and Commandant’s Bronze Medal respectively as meritorious Naval Trainees. The Director General’s Banner for Inter-Company Championship was won by Shivaji Company.
The Parade was commanded by Academy Under Officer Pilli Kotesh. The selected teachers from various schools all over the country who are trained to be commissioned as ANOs, marched to the tunes of “Sare Jahan Se Accha” and ‘‘Kadam – Kadam Badhaye Jaa’’ rendered by the brass band of the EME (Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers) Regimental Centre, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh).
The ceremony was witnessed by several service officers, civil dignitaries, NCC Alumni, and Cadets along with school children.
The Cadet Training Officers went through a rigorous training program of forty-five days, which included Physical Training, Weapon Training, Yoga, Drill, Leadership, and Personality Development, and a host of other Military, Social Awareness, and Disaster Management activities to empower them to conduct NCC cadet training efficiently in their respective units.
The Reviewing Officer in his address urged the passing out ANOs to uphold the aims and objectives of NCC and work towards effective Nation Building by shaping the young minds. He called upon all ANOs to serve as role models for the NCC cadets in particular and to the society at large.
He also reminded them of their bound duty to ensure the safety and security of NCC cadets during the conduct of the institutional training and Camp training as part of the NCC curriculum.
He also expressed his happiness on the high standards of Drill and training displayed by the passing out course and complimented Team OTA(Officers Training Academy) for the excellent conduct of training in the Academy.
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