Udupi: NCC Naval Unit conducts 10-day annual training camp at Silas International School

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Udupi, May 31: No.5 Karnataka Naval Unit NCC, conducted a 10 day annual training camp for Naval Wing NCC Cadets at Silas International School. A total of 220 cadets from various institutions of Dakshina Kannnada districts along with cadets of 5 other Naval NCC units of Karnataka and Goa, Directorate from Bengaluru, Mysore, Karwar, Goa and Udupi took part.

The annual training camps are conducted to carry out intensive, collective and practical training of the cadets which cannot be imparted at the institutional level with a view to develop cadets knowledge and inculcate the qualities of self help, responsibility, team spirit, sportsmanship, leadership, comaraderie, discipline, and co-operative living.

This camp was also aimed at preparing the cadets for the upcoming All India Nau Sainik Camp(AINSC)-2023 and as a mandatory camp for all the cadets in making them eligible for the A, ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificate examinations.

The camp commenced on May 17 and comprised of activities of all domains. A total of 220 Senior and junior division cadets took part in the camp which comprised of 79 cadets who underwent specific training for the AINSC-23. These 79 cadets comprised from all 6 naval units of the Karnataka and Goa directorate. 141 cadets of 5 Kar Naval Unit NCC, Mangaluru from institutions such as University College, Mangalore, St Philomena Puttur, SDM College, Ujire, GFGC Belthangady, Alvas College, Moodbidri, Sharadha Girls High School, Sullia, Yenepoya School, Mangauru, Jain Hs, Moodbidri. SMVITM, Bantakal and Vidyavardhaka English medium school , Shirva.

The total strength of cadets were divided into six teams namely Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo and Foxtrot, each team comprised cadets from diverse background, different regions of the Karnataka and Goa State, the activities conducted during the camp provided oppurtnuties to stretch beyond one’s comfort zone and promote team work, self confidence, discipline, creativity and sense of responsibility.

The days at camp commenced with hands call at 0500hrs followed with morning PT at 0545 hrs, continued with parade drill, classroom instructions, ship modelling, rope work, boat pulling, 0.22 rifle firing, semaphore training, sports/ troop games and culminated with cultural activities for the day.

The cadets also witnessed a lecture and practical demonstration on fire fighting drills which was conducted by the fire department, Udupi.

In the midst of vigorous training, several competitions in the games category tug of war, Volley Ball, Throwball, 2.5 & 1 Km Josh Health Run, Troop Games,, in the cultural category for group song, group dance, variety & fusion - wherein with these activities, the cadets exhibited their talents and realized their potential too.

The cadets were also tested for the knowledge of Naval NCC Service Subjects, Practical Drill Test, Firing and Boat Pulling.

As part of the Social Service and Community Development program, a Puneeth Sagar Abhiyaan, an awareness drive to tackle the issue of Plastic Pollution and achieve the universal goal of clean water bodies was also conducted at Malpe Beach wherein cadets created awareness within the local public by interacting with them and conveying the message of the mission.

In association with District Hospital Udupi, a Blood Donation Drive was also conducted wherein 20 cadets, 02 ANO’s and 02 Officers donated blood and the action of blood donation was highly appreciated by the hospital as severe shortage of blood is experienced at present.

A closing day valedictory event was conducted on Day 10 of the camp to award the prizes and felicitate the winners of the events. The Principal of the Silas International School, Mrs Jacintha Dcosta was the Chief Guest for the event and distributed prizes. The overall best team rolling trophy was won by the Alpha Team and the runners up rolling trophy by the Delta team.

The awards and prizes included winners and runners in all sports games, drill, academics,cultural activities,0.22 rifle firing and boat pulling.Cadet of 1 Karnataka Naval Unit NCC,Bengaluru Cdt Vishnu TA and of 3 Karnataka Naval Unit NCC, Bengaluru Cdt Sonal GP Stood first position in 0.22 rifle firing. Cadets of 6 Karnataka Naval Unit NCC,Udupi Cdt Abhishek Bhajantri and Cadet Pratheeksha Kunder stood first position in boat pulling.

The cadets went back from the camp site to their homes on the culmination of the 10 days camp with a valuable addition of skills and knowledge, beautiful memories and moments to cherish for their life. The camp has been successful in meeting the objectives of the NCC organisation in imbibing qualities strengthening the youths of this country.




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