Shillong (Meghalaya), Aug 10: Governor of Meghalaya, Phagu Chauhan today felicitated the NCC Cadets of Shillong Group who represented Northeastern Directorate in the Republic Day Camp – 2023 at New Delhi.
In his address, the Governor appreciated the cadets for their brilliant performance and said that participating in the Republic Day Camp is the pinnacle of a cadet’s training as the Camp provides opportunity to cadets to showcase their talents and exposes them to the rich culture and traditions of other states of our nation through various activities organized there.
Stating that as youth of the nation, the NCC cadets represent the ‘Amrit Generation’ of the country which will take the nation to new heights in the coming 25 years and will create a ‘Viksit’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, the Governor said that the centrality of youth is the key energy that runs a nation. “When dreams turn into resolution and a life is dedicated to it then success is assured. This is the time of new opportunities for you the youth of India”. Everywhere it is evident that India’s time has arrived. Entire world is looking towards India, and it is all due to the youth of India “. “When the country is brimming with the energy and enthusiasm of the youth, the priorities of that country will always be its young people”, the youth of India are its biggest beneficiaries, he said.
Stressing that the future destiny of India will depend on how the youth involve themselves in the task of nation building, he urged the NCC cadets to dedicate themselves to serve the nation and also to involve themselves and participate in conserving the environment and preserving heritage.
The Republic Day Camp is the culmination of all NCC training activities of the year where around 1800 cadets from all over the country participate. This year there were 120 cadets from NER directorate who attended the camp, out of which 13 cadets were from Shillong Group. The fact that the cadets were selected from out of 1 lakh candidates from across the State is a testimony of their exceptional qualities, calibre and capability.