Kottayam NCC group bags Minister’s banner
The Kottayam National Cadet Corps (NCC) Group Headqua Burberry Handbags rters has bagged the prestigious Education Minister Banner for the Best NCC Group of the year 2012 13 within the Kerala and Lakshwadeep Directorate. Abdu Rabb and was accepted by Col. Paul, Group Commander, NCC Group Headquarters, Kottayam during the Banner ceremony that was cond Burberry Handbags ucted at the Durbar Hall of the Secretariat on Tuesday.
The headquarters oversees the activities of NCC units functioning within the districts of Kottayam, Idukki and Pathanamthitta and some parts of Ernakulam and Alappuzha.
In all, approximately 15,000 students from nearly 150 educational institutions including schools and colleges come under the ambit of the NCC Group Headquarters at Kottayam. Furthermore, seven battalions based in Muvattupuzha, Pala, Kottayam, Changanassery (two), Thiruvalla and Pathanamthitta function under the headquarters. Another battalion based in Nedumkandam is in the offing. According to Col. Paul, the group was selected for the recognition on the basis of multiple factors. The highest number of cadets from the State, who had participated in the Republic Day Camp 2013 was from the group. The group also has the distinction for having sent the most number of cadets from the State to the Armed Forces as officers.
Other factors that proved instrumental included the fact that all vacancies that had been sanctioned for cadet enrolment have been filled by ensuring significant representation for girls. The group was also lauded for ensuring that the most number of cadets appeared for certificate examinations among the other groups within the Directorate.
Among other initiatives of the group was launch of the Defence and Strategy Studies programme at the NSS Hindu College, Changanassery.
In addition to the prime objective of creating disciplined and patriotic citizens, the group also focuses on imparting leadership skills among cadets and to encourage them t Burberry Handbags o pursue careers in the Armed F Burberry Handbags orces, said Col. Paul.