New Delhi, August 25, 2023 – The Annual Training Camp II (ATC II) 2023, a hallmark event for the National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets, concluded on August 23, 2023, with resounding success. Held at the NCC Headquarters in Rohini, New Delhi, the camp spanned from August 14 to August 23. This intensive camp, organized under the guidance of Camp Commandant Col. Narendra Singh Yadav and supervised by Assistant NCC Officers (ANO’s), Group Cadet Instructors (GCI’s), and Permanent Instructors (PI Staff), saw enthusiastic participation from 515 cadets representing 15 schools and 7 colleges.
The ATC II is a mandatory annual event for all cadets and is carried out within each state’s jurisdiction, facilitated by their respective NCC directorate. This year’s event was spearheaded by the 5 Delhi Girls Battalion, Delhi Directorate, NCC.
The core objective of the camp is to foster essential qualities such as leadership, camaraderie, and team-building skills among the cadets. Over the course of the ten days, the cadets engaged in a plethora of activities, including physical training, drill competitions, guard competitions, cultural performances, debate contests, weapon training, rangoli making, declamation competitions, and more.
One of the noteworthy aspects of the camp was the inclusion of special educational sessions designed to equip cadets with practical knowledge and skills. Sessions on self-defense and cybersecurity aimed to raise awareness about online frauds and personal safety. Additionally, a career counseling session conducted by Rashmi Yadav provided insights into pursuing careers in the defense sector.
A highlight of the camp was the enlightening session by Assistant Director of MSME, Mrs. Shakti Rani, who shed light on the future opportunities within the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. This session aimed to broaden the cadets’ understanding of potential career paths and entrepreneurial ventures.
The grand finale of the camp featured the much-anticipated Campfire Night. Dignitaries including Additional Directorate General Delhi Dte Major General Sanjay P. Vishwas Rao Sena Medal, BAR, Brigadier Devasheesh Chaudhary Group Commander B Group, Camp Commandant Col. N. S. Yadav 5 DGBN, Deputy Director Rajveer Singh West Zone B, and Deputy Director Satpal Yadav West Zone 13 graced the event. This cultural night celebrated the cadets’ achievements and hard work throughout the camp, as they were awarded for their excellence in various competitions.
Cadets also got the opportunity to display their talents on stage. Notably, Cadet Kanishka from Titiksha Public School showcased exceptional drumming skills and was selected for the prestigious Republic Day Camp (RDC) 2024.
The ATC II 2023 has undeniably provided a platform for the cadets to not only enhance their physical and mental abilities but also to nurture their personal growth and development. This annual training camp continues to serve as a testament to the NCC’s commitment to shaping well-rounded and capable future leaders.