Spectacular Finale to NCC National Games -2015
The National Cadet Corps -National Games 2015 came to a spectacular finale where the Minister of State for Defence, Rao Inderjit Singh reviewed an impressive march past presented by the Young NCC Cadets at the Garrison Parade Ground, Delhi Cantonment today. The ceremony which marked an end to the eleven days long sports extravaganza saw a grand spectacle of pageantry marked with precision and a vibrant expression of pulsating energy kindling each heart with pride.
Speaking on the occasion, Rao Inderjit Singh acknowledged the vital role and commitment of NCC to groom the future leaders which is the need of the hour. He complimented the entire fraternity of the NCC for the impressive conduct of the Games. He said important aspects in life like discipline, respect and honour are being taught during NCC life and many important people in the country have risen to greater heights in different works of life with some experience in the NCC during their school or college days.
The closing ceremony witnessed hundreds of young blossoming cadets performing a scintillating choreographed dance display with the theme “Vibrant India”, a thrilling and daring display by the “Dare Devils”- Motor Cycle Display Team and the Para- Motors from the Indian Army and the Sarang Helicopters which left the audience spell bound with a well synchronized show. This was followed by a smart march past by the participating sportspersons formed in 17 Directorate contingents, led by Cadets mounted on their stallions carrying the National, Services and the NCC Flags symbolizing ‘Unity and Discipline’.
The minister presented the winners trophies for each event of the NCC Games -2015 and the Raksha Mantri Overall Champions trophy went to Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorates.
The NCC National Games has its genesis in the year 1997 when they held as part of the NCC Golden Jubilee Celebrations. In the subsequent years the format was changed to the conduct of different games and the regional levels. Since 2013, the games are being conducted in a centralized format at Delhi, aiming to provide the talented sportspersons among the cadets the feel of a major event and preparing them with the requisite match temperament and furthering their sporting careers. The games conducted by the Directorate General of NCC was attended by nearly Two Thousand (2000) cadets from 17 Directorates representing all the States and Union Territories and participating in eight sports disciplines which commenced from 07 October2015 at various stadium in the National Capital.
The ceremony was attended by the Chairman and Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, several senior officers from the services and all officers and ranks of NCC.