Wednesday, January 6, 2010

National Cadet Corps Cadets to serve in 2010 Commonwealth Games

At least 5,000 NCC cadets will be trained as volunteers to participate in various tasks in the two-week long Commonwealth Games in October this year.

"5,000 cadets will be acting as volunteers during the games and they will start training for the event from February," NCC Director General Lt Gen R K Karwal told reporters at the annual Republic Day Camp here.

Describing the role of NCC cadets during the Games, he said they would run alongside the 'Queen's baton' wherever it goes in the country and are likely used for tasks such as holding placards, medals tray and helping the participants and tourists to reach event venues during the mega event.

Speaking on other issues including the shortage of officers and men faced by the NCC for training cadets, Karwal said, "Defense Ministry has approved the recommendations of a Study Group, which had suggested recruiting ex-servicemen in NCC for doing away with shortage of officers and jawans faced by us."

The Study Group was formed by the Defense Ministry to find ways of fulfilling the shortage of officers and men in NCC for training cadets and creating infrastructure for the planned increase of two lakh cadets in the force.

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