Rajnath Singh with NCC DG Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra while launching a mobile training app for NCC cadets in New Delhi on Thursday. (Photo courtesy: PTI)
In view of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the training of NCC cadets was adversely affected as it is mostly contact based. Since the schools/colleges are not likely to open in the near future, a need was felt that NCC cadets can be imparted training through the use of the digital medium.
During the launch of the app, the Defense Minister also interacted with the NCC cadets through video conferencing and answered their questions. The Defense Minister wished him success and inspired him to excel in all walks of life.
In his address to NCC cadets, the Defense Minister said that this app would be useful for them to face the challenges presented by COVID-19 due to digital learning and the ban on direct physical interactions. He said that if one goes ahead with determination and self-confidence then he will be able to overcome all kinds of obstacles and achieve success in life.
Rajnath Singh appreciated the contribution of more than one lakh NCC cadets who assisted the front-line Corona warriors by discharging various responsibilities in the fight against Mahmari.
He said that NCC incorporates the value of unity, discipline, service to the country and many cadets of NCC later became great personalities like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Air Marshal Arjan Singh, Sportsman Anjali Bhagwat, former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and former Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar Additionally, the Defense Minister himself has also been an NCC cadet.
The DGNCC Mobile Training App aims to provide all training material (syllabus, synopsis, training videos and FAQs) to NCC cadets on one platform. This app is designed to be interactive by including a query option. Using this option, any cadet can ask questions about the training syllabus and will be answered by a panel of qualified instructors.
This app is definitely a positive step towards the automation of NCC training on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India Vision and will play a long-term role in helping NCC cadets provide easy access to training material in this challenging time of the epidemic. .
The Director-General of NCC, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Lieutenant General Rajeev Chopra and other senior civil and military officers of the Ministry were also present on the occasion.