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Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh virtually interacts with NCC cadets taking part in Republic Day Camp 2022

New Delhi;22/1/22:Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh virtually interacted with the cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC), taking part in the Republic Day Camp 2022, on January 22, 2022. He lauded the youth organization for instilling into its cadets the qualities of a leader, soldier, artist, musician, and above all a good human being, making them a complete person. He commended NCC for developing the qualities of its cadets so that they create their own paths and give new directions to society. He urged the cadets to find purpose in life and take inspiration from many NCC alumni who made a mark in society by adopting the qualities of unity, discipline, truthfulness, courage, harmony and leadership taught at the organization. “The NCC is doing a yeoman service to the Nation by transforming the youth into a cohesive and disciplined force,” he said.

Terming hard work as the key to success, the Raksha Mantri urged the NCC cadets to strive for a “new dawn of progress from petty jealousies and soul-sapping prejudices of regions, religions, castes, and classes.” He called for equality between men and women, enjoying the highest measure of liberty, consistent with the common good. He laid equal emphasis on molding with the continuously evolving times and carrying forward Indian values, traditions and the feeling of humanity while bringing about that change.


Shri Rajnath Singh cited a saying of Swami Vivekananda, ‘You are lions, you are souls, pure, infinite, and perfect. The might of the universe is within you’, exhorting the NCC cadets to dream big and work diligently towards achieving their goals by breaking the shackles of fear & skepticism. “Go ahead in your lives with a vision to create something new, something of the highest order, something that makes you successful and makes our country proud,” he said.

The Raksha Mantri decided to interact with the NCC cadets virtually as he is still COVID-19 positive and following all protocols. He told the cadets that, being an NCC alumnus and a teacher himself, he ensures that he doesn’t miss any event organised by NCC.

During the event held in the NCC auditorium at Delhi Cantt, the NCC cadets presented a colorful rendition of the song ‘Shat Shat Naman’ to the Raksha Mantri. The event was marked by the announcement of the winners of this year’s Raksha Mantri Padak & Commendation Cards. DG NCC Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh and senior civil and military officers of the Ministry of Defence attended the function.

The Raksha Mantri Padak was instituted in 1989 and since then it is awarded to the most deserving cadets and instructors every year for bravery or exceptional service of the highest order. This year, the Raksha Mantri Padak will be awarded to Cadet Divyanshi of Delhi Directorate and Lt Akshay Deepakrao Mandlik of Karnataka & Goa Directorate. Raksha Mantri Commendation Cards will be awarded to Cadet Capt Dheeraj Singh of Gujarat Directorate, SUO Somesh Manoj Sinha of Maharashtra Directorate, SUO KH Monita Singha of North East Region Directorate, and Cadet Adarsh Sharma of West Bengal & Sikkim Directorate.


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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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