NCC cadets in Kolkata clean up drive

March 11th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) Pledging to rid Kolkata of garbage, nearly 1,400 senior division cadets of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Sunday took part in a cleanliness drive at the sprawling Brigade Parade Ground, considered the lungs of the metropolis.

Apart from the sports hub Maidan area, a pond near the Park Street Metro station littered with plastic and weeds was also cleaned up, according to a defence release.

The NCC members under the directorate of West Bengal and Sikkim were joined by volunteers from Krishi Vikas Shilpa Kendra and Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Former NCC cadet and currently Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, a former NCC cadet himself, took the pledge alongside Additional Director General (NCC) Maj. Gen. M.P. Singh and other senior officials, before launching the awareness initiative.

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