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Puttur, Jan 16 : 19 KAR BN NCC, MADIKERI is organizing its Combined Annual Training Camp at St Philomena Campus from January 15 to 22, 2023. The inaugural programme was organized at St Philomena High school Auditorium on January 16, 2023.Prior to the inaugural ,a floral tribute was offered to the portrait of Field Marshal K M Cariappa as January 15 is celebrated as ‘Army Day’ across India to commemorate he becoming the First Commander in Chief of the Indian Army on January 15,1949. Col Zephyrin G Aranha, Camp Commandant in his inaugural address said, “With regard to the sanctity of NCC where a high magnitude of discipline is expected. Unity, discipline and punctuality are the core values a cadet needs to internalize. Every Cadet needs to know what NCC is and should develop a lively attitude throughout the camp and fulfill the dreams with which the cadets participated”. He also instructed the cadets on the general rules of the camp and cadet etiquette.

Chief guest Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, Principal of St Philomena College in his address said that “It gives immense pleasure to know the young and disciplined future soldiers for the country. Education is a package where minds are trained, hearts are consoled and body is trained with curricular, co- curricular and extra- curricular activities with one single purpose to form a human being sound mentally, physically and spiritually.” He also wished all the cadets a pleasant stay in the campus.

Administration Officer Col Chacko, in his address said, “While bearing in mind the responsibility to win the war, one should also remember to coordinate peace too. Thus, the aim of NCC is to mould, organize and also to feel for peace. The said Camp is aiming at transforming aspects where the cadets are taught to learn to adjust with various values.”

Subedar Major,19 KAR BN NCC, Mallikaarjuna was present on the dais.

In this CATC, Cadets from Sullia and Puttur Tq of South Canara District, Udupi and Kodagu District, including Sainik School Kodagu, about 450 cadets and about 35 officers are participating in the camp. At this CATC, cultural activities which reflect Indian culture and heritage and also ultra-modern training on various levels of training in the Indian Army.

Lt Johnson David Sequeira, NCC Officer, St Philomena College,Puttur and Peter Naresh Lobo,NCC Officer ,St Philomena High school, Puttur along with more than 25 NCC Officers are incharge of overall supervision of the Camp.

Cdt Aditi Joshi, Sainik School Kudige presented a speech on Army Day. Cdt Neha Gujjal,Coorg Public School ,Gonikoppal welcomed. Cdt Faraed Shanavaz, NITK Surathkal proposed vote of thanks.

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