The National Cadet Corps is the youth wing of Armed Forces 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 Organisation, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Wing, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and drill.
In Army Public School Delhi Cantt ,NCC is associated with Army wing for both Boys(JD) and Girls(JW).
The motto of NCC is: “UNITY AND DISCIPLINE”
Aim of NCC
The NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. Further, it aims at creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. 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 and disciplined citizens of the nation.
In APS Delhi Cantt, Boys NCC was started in 2005, with vacancy of half troop (50 cadets) for Junior Division (JD) associated with 7 DBN. The JD is currently headed by ANO 3rd Officer Rakesh Kumar.
Girls NCC was started in 2013, with vacancy of half troop (50 cadets) for Junior Wing(JW) associated with 4 DGBN. The JW is currently headed by ANO 2nd Officer Sandeep Kaur Mittu.
Aspiring Cadet should be
1. Physically fit
a. Height: Minimum 5ft
b. Weight: Within limits, not overweight or obese
c. Vision: Eyesight 6/6
2. Within age limit:
For JD/JW Cadets : 13-18.5 Years
For JD/JW Cadets: Two Years.
Army cadets wear khaki uniform.
During the two years period of the training, the cadets perform various activities of National Integration and participate in competitions like going on long and short duration outstation camps, doing trekking, celebrating Kargil Diwas/Army Day/NCC day etc with specific activities, performing exercises/asanas on International Yoga Day, doing paintings on various issues of national awareness, cleaning historical monuments on Swachhta Pakhwada, doing tree plantation and street plays etc.
Republic Day Camp
Republic Day Camp is the culmination of all NCC Training activities. RDC is held at Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt from 01 to 29 Jan. 1850 Selected NCC Cadets from 17 directorates attend the Camp. Every directorate has 5 to 7 units under them. The Camp is inaugurated by the Vice President of India and culminates with Prime Minister's Rally on 28 Jan.
2nd Officer Sandeep Kaur Mittu of Army Public School Delhi Cantt did RDC 2019 as ANO with SW cadets of Delhi Directorate and brought laurels to the school by receiving COAS Medallion from Gen. Bipin Rawat.
In C.A.T.C., the boys(Senior & Junior Division)and girl cadets(Senior & Junior Wing)of a particular NCC unit participate in the 10-day camp. Classes are conducted as per the given syllabus wherein certain aspects of NCC training are taught once again. The camp acts as a refresher training for the cadets and they are also trained in basic skills of survival and emergencies besides other topics. They are taught certain skills pertaining specifically to their Wing for e.g., Army cadets are introduced to weapons such as a .22 caliber rifle. They are also given tasks of serving food to fellow cadets.