NCC greatest cohesive forces of nation: Gogoi



Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said National Cadet Corps (NCC) has been true to its motto and emerged as one of the greatest cohesive forces of the nation.

"The NCC has succeeded in bringing together youths from various parts of the country and moulding them into united, secular and disciplined citizens of the nation," he said when interacting with a NCC contingent from North East who participated in the recent Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

NCC has been able to motivate the young boys and girls to be better citizens, inculcate comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook and ideals of selfless service among them, he said at a tea party hosted by him for the contingent.

"The kind of exposure you have all acquired while taking part in Republic Day parade will instill plenty of confidence in you and help you to stand in good stead in the future," Gogoi said.

The NER contingent this year comprised 156 cadets and six service officers.

PTI