Naval NCC Annual Training Camp

Port Blair
28 Nov 2017

The 10 -day Annual Training Camp (ATC) 2017 of Naval NCC was conducted from November 14 t0 23 at ITF Ground here. Altogether 285 cadets from all over A&N Islands participated in the Camp inaugurated by Camp Commandant and Commanding Officer of 1 (AN) Naval Unit NCC Lieutenant Commander Jagatheesh Pandian with a welcome address. Various activities with a focus on training the cadets to develop leadership qualities, meet challenges in life, bring about awareness regarding health, hygiene, disaster management to handling natural calamities, possible Hazards in day to day life, environmental awareness etc. were conducted. The cadets were put to vigorous training curriculum in the past 10 days. They several defence establishments like, NSRY (PB), INS Utkrosh, FDN-I, Indian Naval Ships Bangaram and Saryu, lectured by various departments of the Administration like traffic police, disaster management, fire safety, health and hygiene, lectures on recruitment process in services by representatives from Indian Navy, Army, Air force and Coast Guard. The cadets conducted a road rally covering 7 kms on 17th November, 2017 marching with pride raising slogans against usage of Tobacco, Alcohol and other harmful mind altering substances to spread awareness among people. In conjunction with the camp and NCC Day celebrations- 2017, a Blood Donation camp was organised at ITF Ground on 17 Nov 17, in coordination with GB Pant Hospital. All Officers, staffs and cadets who were fit to donate blood volunteered. 30 Units of Blood was donated. The cadets were trained in Small arms firing, Drill, Seamanship, Fire fighting, health and hygiene and many subjects by Naval Training Team in DGNCC, New Delhi. Several competitions were held during the duration of camp like Sports, Quiz, Drill Competition, Essay writing, painting, Cultural competition to build team spirit and sportsmanship.
The camp culminated with camp fire in the evening of 22nd November, 2017. The chief guest for the evening was Capt. Rajesh Kumar Yadav, Commanding Officer, INS Jarawa who lit the camp fire and witnessed the colourful cultural programmes by the cadets. He also gave trophies and medals to the deserving Best cadets and most spirited platoon who excelled in the camp. The Best cadet award was awarded to PO Cadet Vikram Rai of Senior Division and PO Cadet K Ajeetha of Senior Wing, both from JNRM college. The best cadet in Junior Division was Cdt Saw Caven Karry from GMSSS, Mayabunder School. The most spirited platoon (Best Platoon) award for 2017 was awarded to GSSS, Lapathy.  The chief guest addressed and congratulated the award winners and motivated all the cadets to achieve success in their future and to bring laurels to the nation.
The Camp Commandant and Commanding Officer of 1 (AN) Naval Unit NCC, Lieutenant Commander Jagatheesh Pandian expressed his gratitude on behalf of the cadets and his crew to all Officers and Men under Andaman and Nicobar Tri services Command, The Secretary Education, and all Departments of A & N Administration, the Principals of all schools and colleges of the cadets participated who have taken sincere efforts to create exuberant experience for the cadets who participated in the ATC-17. The cadets left to their respective schools and colleges with tons of life time memories, knowledge, enthusiasm and confidence to achieve higher positions in life.