In a groundbreaking move, a band of 45 girls hailing from the North East is set to make its debut at the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Republic Day Camp 2024. Aged between 13 to 15, these girls aim to represent the vibrant cultural tapestry of the North East, highlighting the NCC’s expansive presence across the nation.
Director General of NCC, Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh, revealed during a press conference at Delhi Cantt that a total of 2,274 cadets, including a record-breaking 907 girls, will participate in the month-long camp. Notably, 122 cadets from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, along with 177 from the North East, will contribute to this diverse assembly. Additionally, cadets and officers from 25 friendly countries under the Youth Exchange Programme (YEP) are also slated to partake.
Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh emphasized that the Republic Day Camp aims to offer cadets exposure to the nation’s rich traditions, fostering a robust value system. The event seeks to promote national integration, uniting the diverse cultural landscape through engaging cultural exchange programs.