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FOC-in-C Reviews Annual Parade by Cadets of the Sea Cadet Corps

School children visit warships as part of Navy Week activities

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Raju Vernekar
Raju Vernekar
Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

INDIA. Mumbai: Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Western Naval Command, reviewed the annual parade by cadets of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) at Training Ship TS Jawahar in Colaba in South Mumbai on Sunday.

Commodore (SCC) Rabi Ahuja conducted the parade, which included 600 SCC cadets and a 50-man ceremonial guard, a 46-strong “military” band, and a “Nishan Toli” that proudly carried the “CNS Standard” (the Chief of Naval Staff standard).

The “CNS Standard” was presented to the Sea Cadet Corps in 2006 by the then CNS Admiral Arun Prakash.

Addressing the cadets on parade, Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh complimented them for their immaculate turnout and smart drill.

He also highlighted various contributions of SCC leadership towards building teamwork, discipline, and leadership qualities among young children for a better India, an official statement said.

Charu Singh, President, Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) Western Region, was the Guest of Honor on the occasion.

In another development, the ships of the Western Fleet hosted over 4,000 school children from over 20 schools across the country on Saturday and Sunday as part of ongoing Navy Week 2022 activities. 

The school children on board a war ship at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. Photo Credit: Indian Navy
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Students from the NCC, Sainik Schools, Rotary Schools, other private and government schools, and the National Association for the Blind, India, visited the ships over two days.

They were conducted onboard and familiarised with the operational capabilities as well as the roles played by the Indian Navy in ensuring the maritime security of the nation.

During the visit, the students also saw a static display of various weapons in the Indian Navy’s inventory, including surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles and torpedoes launched by ships, submarines, and aircraft.

The display also included small-caliber weapons used in the Navy. Movies on various operations undertaken by the Navy and on life at sea were also screened for them.

The aim of such visits is to expose the next generation to the operations, activities, roles, and relevance of the Indian Navy as an instrument of national policy, the statement read.

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    Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

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