The National Cadets Corps (NCC) came into existence under the National Cadet Corps Act XXXI of 1948 (passed in April, 1948; came into existence on 16th July, 1948). NCC is a youth development movement. It has enormous potential for nation building. The NCC provides opportunities to the youth of the country for their all-round development with a sense of Duty, Commitment, Dedication, Discipline and Moral Values so that they become able leaders and useful citizens. The NCC provides exposure to the cadets in a wide range of activities, with a distinct emphasis on Social Services, Discipline and Adventure Training. The NCC is open to all regular students of schools and colleges on a voluntary basis. The students have no liability for active military service.
The Aims of the NCC is to develop discipline, character, brotherhood, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. Not only these, it also aims to enlighten leadership qualities among the youth who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. It also motivates the young to choose a career in armed forces.
The Motto of NCC is “Unity and Discipline”
In 1954 the existing tricolor flag was introduced. The three colours in the flag depict the three services in the Corps, red for Army, deep blue for Navy and light blue for the Air Force. The letters NCC and the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag encircled by a wreath of lotus, give the flag a colourful look and a distinct identity. Each lotus represents one NCC Directorate.
“We the cadets of the national cadet corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizens of our nation. We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings”.
A unit of 3 Kerala Bn. NCC Trivandrum consisting of 80 Cadets, JD& JW together, is functioning in full swing at JNV Trivandrum under the guidance of the Commissioned Associate NCC Officer Shri. Prem Kachhap TGT (Hindi). Student Captains are Karthika S D, X Class and Aagney S, X Class.
Enrolment for 1st year cadets for 2019-20 will be conducted in the month of June, as per the schedule of visit by the Commanding Officer, 3 Kerala. Bn., to complete the strength of 80.
Parades will be conducted on a regular basis on every Fridays from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
Important occasions such as the Independence Day, The Republic Day, Flag Day, NCC day, International Yoga Day etc. will be observed in the most befitting manner instilling the true spirit of patriotism among the cadets. For awakening a sense of social commitment, occasions such as World Aids Day will be celebrated suitably, preferably visiting the neighbouring villages for creating awareness among the villagers.
Cadets will be trained in such a way as to enable them to participate in various competitions such as BC, IBC, IGC and Firing. Cadets will be sent to ATC, CAWATC, TSC, Pre-RDC and such other camps from time to time as per the allotment. The ATC will be organized in the Vidyalaya for 600 cadets in the month of May.
With a view to inculcate social values, visit to various places such as Blind School, Orphanage, Old Age Home etc. will be undertaken during the coming academic year.
The main focus will be on character building virtues like discipline punctuality, regularity and manners for which they will be trained.
The second year cadets will be trained in such a way as to enable them to appear for the ‘A’ certificate Examination.
Extra-curricular activities such as Swatch Bharat Mission cleaning campaign, gardening, cleaning the waiting shed outside the campus, conduct of rallies, escorting the VIPs etc. will be undertaken by the NCC troop in the forthcoming academic year.
In addition to the activities mentioned above, all the activities will be carried out in letter and spirit as per the instructions from time to time.