Now a days India is not on good terms with some neighbouring countries. Our freedom is our birth right. It must be defended at all costs. The defence of our country demands that all young men of the country should undergo military training so that their services may be utilized when needed. With this end in view the National Cadet Corps (N.C.C.) Act was passed in 1948. The main object of the Act is to impart military training to students reading in schools and colleges. The N.C.C. has two divisions: senior and junior. The senior division is meant for college students and the junior for school boys. The boys who join the N.C.C. are called N.C.C. Cadets. The Cadets in the Senior Division are given training in drill, weapons, map reading, field craft, first aid, and citizenship. The Cadets in the Junior Division are given training in drill, elementary map reading, elementary field craft, first aid, and citizenship. Just like the Army, the N.C.C. also has three wings: Infantry, Air and Navy. Different Cades are trained in different wings. Cadets, Joining Air and Navy wings are given specialized training. Those who want to join the N.C.C. have to go in for a medical examination. They must be physically fit. The Cadets wear a special uniform, and have regular parades. The uniforms are supplied to them free of cost. They are given refreshment after their parade is over. They have to attend the Annual Training Camp also. At times they have to take part in Social
Service Camps.
The advantages of the N.C.C. are many. It makes the youth of the country disciplined, dutiful, and physically fit. They learn how to obey and command. They become smart and clever. Thus, they become very helpful in building the nation on a strong basis. Moreover, they can be very helpful in defending the freedom of the country. Their services canbe utilized when needed.
The N.C.C. has become very popular. It is the need of the hour. For this reason, the Government has made the N.C.C. compulsory in colleges.Every student should join the N.C.C. by doing so, he can be useful to the country and society.