PM lauded National Cadet Corps for their contribution to the country and said that the government has created over one lakh new cadets in the border areas of the country.
Speaking to the young cadets, PM Modi said he was once an NCC cadet just like them.
“The training I got in NCC and the things I learned here have provided me immense strength in delivering upon my responsibilities. Recently, I had also received an NCC alumni card as well,” the PM said.
“I am proud that I have once been an active cadet of NCC like you,” PM Modi added.
The rally will mark the culmination of the NCC Republic Day Camp and is held on January 28 every year.
PM Modi said that there is a different enthusiasm in today’s celebration as the young country is witnessing such a historic festival.
“The country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of its independence. When a young country becomes a witness to such a historic festival, there is a different enthusiasm in its celebration. It is visible even on this ground today. This is the vision of the youth power of India, which will fulfill our resolves,” PM Narendra Modi said.
The Prime Minister also added that in the last two years, the government have created over one lakh new cadets in the border areas of the country.
PM Narendra Modi inspects National Cadet Corps (NCC) rally at Cariappa Ground in Delhi https://t.co/LAc6sKpAKg
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At the event, Prime Minister inspected the Guard of Honour, reviewed the March Past by the NCC contingents, and also witnessed the NCC cadets displaying their skills in army action.
The Prime Minister, while noting that women were being given more responsibilities in the country’s armed forces, also pitched for more women in the NCC.
PM Modi, while addressing the NCC rally in Delhi, further stated, “We all need to connect with the roots of India. We can change India’s future with your determination and support. Drug addiction destroys the life of youngsters, we need to fight against this.”
The PM also distributed medals and batons to the NCC candidates after the culmination of the NCC rally.
Best cadets receive medals and batons from Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the event. https://t.co/UawiH0yz5R
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India celebrated its 73rd Republic Day on Wednesday in the year when the country is celebrating “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav“.
(With inputs from agencies)