INDIA. Mumbai: The Maharashtra contingent of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Directorate won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Banner at the Republic Day Camp (RDC)-2023 event for the second year in a row.
“Maharashtra’s NCC contingent, comprising 111 cadets, won the Champions Trophy and the Prime Minister’s Banner at the RDC-2023 for standing first overall and winning a rich haul of trophies and laurels or medals,” a defence statement read.
The overall championship trophy was won after a year-long effort of winning back-to-back Sainik camps and shooting competitions, according to the statement.
Twenty-two cadets from the Maharashtra NCC directorate walked the Kartavya Path as part of the All India NCC contingent. Cadet Pujari Shivananda Ashok had the privilege of commanding the Republic Day parade contingent.
Number 02 Maharashtra Naval NCC Unit was adjudged “The Most Enterprising Naval Unit,” and Cadet Astha Singh was awarded as the best senior wing cadet (Navy) by PM Narendra Modi.
The Maharashtra directorate team was also declared the winner in the flag area competition. Cadet Vaibhavi Vyas was declared the best Master of Ceremonies (MC) for the RDC events, the statement said.
The Maharashtra NCC Directorate also won the awards for best directorate in the Air Wing competition and the best squadron in flying. The directorate teams also achieved the first position in the Inter-Directorate Sports Shooting Competition and the Thal Sainik Camp (girls).
Major General Y. P. Khanduri, Additional Director General (ADG) of the Maharashtra NCC Directorate, said it was a stupendous achievement to win the RDC banner competition 19 times consecutively for the last two years. “Congratulations to the entire NCC Maharashtra directorate team for their hard work, dedication, and sincerity,” he added.
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