Mar 1, 2014

NCC to set up four academies in Rajasthan

National Cadet Corps (NCC) will soon set up four training academies in Rajasthan with the aim to provide all required facilities to its cadets at one place.
 "All facilities for training will be provided at one place. The academies will have parade ground, accommodation facilities, obstacle training and other required amenities so that cadets can get proper training," Director General of NCC Lt Gen Aniruddha Chakravarty said in Jaipur on Friday.  The facilities would come up in Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Kota or Alwar, he said.
Land for the Udaipur facility had been identified and the existing NCC complex in Jaipur would be converted into an academy, Lt Gen Chakravarty said, adding that the Rajasthan government had allocated fund for the centres.
He said the NCC would strengthen its flying activities for that 110 microlight aircraft would be procured.  "The procurement process is to be carried out by the Air Force and it would be completed by next year. After that NCC units would get the aircraft as per requirements," he said. Lt Gen Chakravarty said the NCC "has a target to raise the strength of its cadets to 15 lakh by 2015-16".

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