NCC (National Cadets Corps)
The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi, Delhi, India. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.
NCC was first started in 1666 in Germany. The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948. The origin of NCC can be traced back to the ‘University Corps’, which was created under the Indian Defence Act 1917, with the objective to make up the shortage of the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the ‘University Corps’ was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC). The aim was to raise the status of the UTC and make it more attractive to the youth. The UTC Officers and cadets dressed like the army. It was a significant step towards the Indianisation of armed forces. It was rechristened in the form of UOTC so the National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) which was established by the British Government in 1942. During World War II, the UOTC never came up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be formed, which could train more young men in a better way, even during peace. A committee headed by Pandit H.N. Kunzru recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a national level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General and on 15 July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence.
In 1948, the Girls Division was raised in order to give equal opportunities to school and college going girls. The NCC was given an inter-service image in 1950 when the Air Wing was added, followed by the Naval Wing in 1952. Same year, the NCC curriculum was extended to include community development/social service activities as a part of the NCC syllabus at the behest of Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who took keen interest in the growth of the NCC. Following the 1962 Sino-Indian War, to meet the requirement of the Nation, the NCC training was made compulsory in 1963. In 1968, the Corps was again made voluntary.
During Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 & Bangladesh-Pakistani war of 1971, NCC cadets were second line of defence. They organized camp to assist ordnance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front and also were used as patrol parties to capture enemy paratroopers. The NCC cadets also worked hand in hand with the Civil defence authorities and actively took part in rescue works and traffic control.
After 1965 and 1971 wars NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than just being second line of defence, NCC syllabus laid greater stress on developing quality of leadership and officer like qualities. The military training which the NCC cadets received was reduced and greater importance was given to other areas like social service and youth management.
The motto of NCC is 'Unity & Discipline' which was adopted on 23 Dec 1957. In living up to its motto, the NCC strives to be and is one of the greatest cohesive forces of the nation, bringing together the youth hailing from different parts of the country and moulding them into united, secular and disciplined citizens of the nation.
In 1954 the existing tricolour flag was introduced. The three colours in the flag depict the three services in the Corps, red for Army, deep blue for Navy and light blue for the Air Force. The letters NCC and the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag encircled by a wreath of lotus, give the flag a colourful look and a distinct identity. Each lotus represents one NCC Directorate(Dte).
The desirability of composing a NCC song was considered in January 1956. An Official Song of the NCC titled "Kadam Mila Ke Chal" was adopted in 1963 and registered in 1969 with the approval of Ministry Of Defence. In 1974 it was felt that the NCC song has failed to catch the imagination of the youth and there was need for a change. In Oct 1982, it changed to the current NCC Song titled "Ham Sabh Bhartiya Hain". "Ham Sabh Bhartiya Hain" - NCC song is written by [Haricharan Singh Parvana]
Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain, Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain
Apni Manzil Ek Hai,
Ha, Ha, Ha, Ek Hai,
Ho, Ho, Ho, Ek Hai.
Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain.
Kashmir Ki Dharti Rani Hai,
Sartaj Himalaya Hai,
Saadiyon Se Humne Isko Apne Khoon Se Pala Hai
Desh Ki Raksha Ki Khatir Hum Shamshir Utha Lenge,
Hum Shamshir Utha Lenge.
Bikhre Bikhre Taare Hain Hum Lekin Jhilmil Ek Hai,
Hum Sab Bharatiya Hai.
Mandir Gurudwaare Bhi Hain Yahan,
Aur Masjid Bhi Hai Yahan,
Girija Ka Hai Ghadiyaal Kahin,
Mullah ki Kahin Hai Ajaan,
Ek Hee Apna Ram Hain, Ek hi Allah Taala Hai,
Ek Hee Allah Taala Hain, Range Birange Deepak Hain Hum,
lekin Jagmag Ek Hai, Ha Ha Ha Ek Hai, Ho Ho Ho Ek Hai.
Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain, Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain.
At Headquarters level, the NCC is headed by a Director General with the rank of lieutenant-general. He is assisted by two Additional Director Generals (A and B) of two-star rank (major-general, rear-admiral or air vice-marshal). Five Brigadier level officers and other civil officials also assist him. The Headquarters is located in Delhi. There are 17 Directorates located in the state capitals headed by an officer of the rank of a Maj Gen from the three Services. Depending upon the size of the state and growth of NCC in the states, Directorates have up to 14 Group Headquarters under them through which they exercise their command and control of the organisation in the state. Each group is headed by an officer of the rank of Brigadier or equivalent known as Group Commander. Each NCC Group Headquarters control 5-7 units(Bns) commanded by Colonel/Lt.Col or equivalent. Each Battalion consists of companies which are commanded by the Associate NCC Officer(ANO) of the rank of lieutenant to major. In all there are 95 Group Headquarters in the country who exercise control over a network of 667 Army Wing Units(including technical and girls unit), 60 Naval Wing Units and 61 Air Squadrons. There are two training establishments namely Officers Training School, Kamptee (Nagpur, Maharashtra) and Women Officers Training School, Gwalior.
RLA has NCC platoon having 54 cadets and is functioning under the leadership of NCC officer Sh.Sanjay Kumar. Our college also has a share of 14 cadets in this unit, we also send our students to other NCC units under open vacancies in Army, Naval and airforce wings. This year 13 girls from our college opted for these vacancies and all more successful. Our cadets have done affair amount of good job at the college (Unit) and Unversity staff level and at All India Level.
Honours are being bestowed on JUO Ajit (B.A(H)Hist. 3rd year Roll No. 122 )and cadet Dharampal (B.A(H) Maths Roll No.126 ) for attaining 1st position in NIAP Dimapur Nagaland. Cadet Pawan (B.A (H)Hist. Roll No.22 ) and cadet Parajeet for participating in Thal Sanik Camp. Cadet Henu Kumar (BA (Prog.) 2nd year Roll No 87 )and cadet Pankaj (B.A(H) Hindi 2nd year Roll No. 7) for attending P.M Rally in 2016. At the college level regular practice session were organized in Cricket, Taekwondo, Basketball, Athletics, chess, Table Tennis power lifting and Soccer. We intend to add few more games like fencing, Archery, Volley ball and Boxing in the roster in coming years.
Sh. Karan Dagar B.A (H)2nd year Roll No. 196 is adjudged as sportsman of the year 2015-16. I am extremely thankful to the college Principal, member of the teaching and Non-teaching staff for their support in making these activities a success.
All these achievements could have not been possible without the support of Sh. Anshul Tanwar, Sh. Arjun Sharma, Sh. Ajay Yadav and Sh. Mukesh Bishnoi.
The efforts of Sh. Ram Niwas are worth landing in providing us support for smooth conduct of departments activities. For any programme to succeed, the Nucleus is the students and as all way I am proud of my students for their unqualified support without which running all these activities could have not been possible.
NSS (National Service scheme)
NSS Unit, Aryabhatta College works in accordance with the ideals of selfless service towards the society. The motto that governs the working of the unit is ‘NOT ME, BUT YOU' - The abiding ethic: Service before self. We, a group of self- motivated students, determined for constructive transformation in the society and work towards Nation Building. We also share the belief that such activities are almost every means of great satisfaction and joy.
Dr. Birender Kumar, NSS Programme officer
NSS Unit, Aryabhatta College is under the headship of Dr. Birendra Kumar. Among students, the team is leaded by one president, one vice-president and one secretary. The team is obviously incomplete without the student’s volunteers, who are instrumental in making each and every event successful.
Our sole aim is to inculcate the spirit of selfless service among college students to help individuals, groups and communities cope up with their problems. We wish to make the world a better place to live for all.
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are:
• To foster a culture of ‘Service before Self’
• Understand the community in which they work
• Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve in problem-solving
• Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
• Utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems • Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
• Gain skills in mobilising community participation
• Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.
• Practise national integration and social harmony
• Propagate the idea of a ‘Clean and Green’ surroundings
• Spread smiles