Imphal: Major General Gagan Deep, Additional Director General, North East Region Directorate, met the Chief Minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh, Tuesday, and discussed various NCC-related issues with him.
The ADG informed Chief Minister Biren that 23 cadets from Manipur participated in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. If one compares the number of Cadets who participated with the number of NCC Cadets enrolled in the state, this achievement is the best among all states in the country.
Biren Singh asked the ADG to consider the release of more NCC vacancies for Manipur, especially for the border area districts. The ADG apprised the Chief Minister that, based on his earlier request, in principle approval has been accorded by the Director General of the NCC.
He had plans to almost double the strength of the NCC in Manipur, however, this would require the posting of civilian staff to NCC HQ and units, and he requested the Chief Minister to kindly continue his support for the NCC in the state.
Major General Gagan Deep also met with the Education Minister, Th. Basanta Kumar Singh, and discussed important NCC-related issues, especially the inclusion of NCC as an elective subject in colleges, border area expansion, and the posting of deficient civilian staff, etc.
The Education Minister complimented the ADG for the excellent spirit and motivation of the NCC Cadets, which he witnessed in the painting competition organised as part of Parakram Diwas and the 26 January State Parade, in which the NCC Cadets won the 1st and 2nd prizes. The ADG informed the Minister that he shared his vision for the personality development of the NCC Cadets, and will be conducting some courses for the Cadets in coordination with experts.
The ADG then addressed NCC Staff and Cadets in the group headquarters location, and he told the gathering that he is extremely happy with the performance of the NCC Cadets of Manipur, who have won almost all North East Region NCC Inter Group Competitions in the past nine months. He impressed upon the Cadets that they had immense potential, and that they needed to be more confident in their own abilities, according to a press note from the PRO (Defense), Kohima & Imphal.