National Cadet Corps holds 10-day adventure camp in Rampur

November 14th, 2007 - 1:53 am ICT by admin  
Rampur, Oct.9 (ANI): About a thousand young girls and boys of the National Cadet Corps are enjoying the thrills of outdoor adventure at the 10-day camp at Rampur, a place 130 kilometers from Shimla.

At the adventure camp, they are learning rock-climbing and para-sailing, besides enjoying themselves. rganised by the 3rd Himachal Pradesh (Ind) Battalion of National Cadet Corps (NCC), over a week-long camp commenced this past week (October 2) and is to conclude on Thursday (Oct. 11).

Nestling in the lap of majestic Himalayan range the camp located in Himachal Pradesh offers ample scope for adventure pursuits like rock-climbing, skiing, trekking and para-gliding.

The cadets maintain that attending such adventure camps helps them to develop courage.

“We are learning a number of things at this camp. I was a bit scared initially but now I am quite comfortable with rock-climbing and other adventure sports. I think such camps should be organised often, as they infuse confidence among the youth,” said Charu Sehgal, another cadet.

The Officer Commanding of the 3rd Himachal (Ind) NCC Battalion said that this comprehensive adventure initiative is a well-structured programme in which girls are doing well on the ‘rough-n-tough’ trail.

“This adventure camp has two main components, namely, para-sailing and rock climbing. We have divided the camp into two segments. One is basic training and the other, advanced training. The girls in the camp are doing much better, although boys too are really good,” said Lieutenant Colonel Ravi Kant Sharma, Officer Commanding of the 3rd Himachal Pradesh (Ind) NCC Battalion.

The objective of the NCC has been to develop qualities of courage, comradeship, discipline and leadership qualities among the youth.

The NCC, with its three wings of the Indian Army, the Navy and the Air Force, is a perfect place for grooming those who want to join the armed forces. (ANI)

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