Shimla: Mr. V.S. Kokje, Governor flagged off All India Girls Trekking Expedition of NCC from Kalyani Helipad near Shimla today.
Speaking on the occasion, Kokje said that NCC has rendered valuable service to the nation by creating a reservoir of disciplined and patriotic young men and women. He said that the motto of NCC, ‘Unity and Discipline’ would lead them on the right path throughout their life. He said that they are the future of our nation and it is their duty to fulfill the vision of our country of becoming a developed nation. Such training and expedition in NCC will go a long way in realizing the vision, he added.
Kokje further said that participation in this expedition should be with full gusto since adventure activities provide a healthy relief from routine life and bring us closer to nature and enjoy the scenic beauty of the region, which is abundant in varied flora and fauna.
Kokje hoped that NCC cadets who have come together for this expedition from various States of the country will remember this expedition and will carry a message of peace and clean and green environment which is amply found in the mountains and valleys of Dev Bhoomi, Himachal Pradesh.
Earlier, Col. Ram Avtar, Group Commander, NCC, Group Headquarters Shimla welcomed the Governor.
Governor also gave away the mementoes to the cadets and witnessed the models of Aircrafts, Navy ships and other weapons displayed on the occasion.
A colourful cultural programme was also presented by the girl cadets drawn from different parts of the country on the occasion.