Government has decided to increase the authorised strength of NCC by two lakh cadets to overall 15 lakh in phases but ruled out making it compulsory for every student, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Lok Sabha on Friday.
In a humanitarian gesture, Congress-led UDF government in Kerala virtually adopted a 19-year-old NCC cadet M Anas who suffered bullet injury in an accident during a firing practice at a NCC camp in Kannur last month.
Defending champions Government Chawngfianga Middle School (Mizoram) thrashed Birjhora Higher Secondary School (Assam) 5-0 to enter the semi-finals in the U-14 category of the Subroto Cup Inter-School Football Tournament, here Sunday.
Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday lauded National Cadet Corps (NCC) members for their emergency relief work and the humanitarian assistance rendered by them to distressed people in the aftermath of the devastating floods last year in Uttarakhand.
The Gujarat government has initiated a programme to provide training to school children, on the lines of National Cadet Corps (NCC), in a bid to inculcate defence mechanism skills and cultivate habits of good citizenship in the students.
Army Boys, Danapur, Bihar and OM Roy HS, Meghalaya advanced to the semifinals in the U-17 Boys` category of the 54th Subroto Cup by defeating NCC (West Bengal & Sikkim) and BSL, Jhakhand in their respective quarterfinals at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Tuesday.