Bhubaneswar, Aug. 25: The eight-day-long annual training camp of the NCC organised by 4(O) CTC held at Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), faculty of engineering of SOA here from August 17, concluded on Wednesday.

            Altogether 230 cadets belonging to both senior and junior divisions of NCC drawn from different schools and colleges attended the camp. Four Associate NCC officers and 7 permanent instructors imparted various training to the cadets.

            During the camp, the trainees had a glimpse of the adventurous life of army men and learnt, among other things, foot drill, weapon drill, weapon use, yoga and firefighting. Lt. Col. Umesh Marwaha was the Commandant of the camp while Lt. Col. S.P.Otta was the Deputy Commandant. The closing ceremony was addressed by Col. Rajnish Kapoor, Group Commander of Cuttack Group who explained to the cadets about the aims and objectives of NCC and how such training helped the trainees to join the defence forces.

            Prof. P.K. Sahoo, Dean of ITER, who also addressed the cadets spoke about the motto of NCC which promoted unity and discipline among the youth.

            A blood donation camp was also organised during the camp which was organised by 4(O) CTC NCC and SOA in collaboration with the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissionerate in which around 60 units of blood were collected. The program was coordinated by Associate NCC Officer Lt (Dr) Sachidananda Sahoo and Dr. Satish Kumar Samal.

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