Meghalaya Governor Phagu Chauhan today felicitated the NCC cadets of Shillong Group who represented the North Eastern Directorate in the Republic Day Camp 2023 at New Delhi.
In his address, the Governor appreciated the cadets for their brilliant performance and said that participating in the Republic Day camp is the pinnacle of a cadet’s training as the camp provides opportunity to cadets to showcase their talents and exposes them to the rich culture and traditions of other states through various activities.
Stating that as youth of the nation, the NCC cadets represent the ‘Amrit Generation’ of the country that will take the nation to new heights in the coming 25 years and will create a ‘Viksit’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Chauhan said that the centrality of youth is the key energy that runs a nation.
“When dreams turn into resolution and a life is dedicated to it then success is assured. This is the time of new opportunities for you, the youth of India. Everywhere it is evident that India’s time has arrived. Entire world is looking towards India and it is all due to the youth of India”, he said. “When the country is brimming with the energy and enthusiasm of the youth, the priorities of that country will always be its young people.”
The Republic Day camp is the culmination of all National Cadet Corps (NCC) training activities of the year where around 1,800 cadets from all over the country participate. This year there were 120 cadets from the NER directorate who attended the camp, out of which 13 were from the Shillong Group. The fact that the cadets were selected from out of 1 lakh candidates from across the state is a testimony of their exceptional qualities, calibre and capability, a press release stated today.