Process to select participants for NCC Republic Day Camp 2022 is in full swing: Defence Ministry
Ministry of Defence has said that process to select participants for National Cadet Corps (NCC) Republic Day Camp 2022 is in full swing. The Ministry said that competitive tests were conducted in 25 friendly countries last month to select approximately 300 cadets of NCC and youth organisations.
As part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the participation of cadets has been expanded to 15 more countries including France, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, United Arab Emirates and Australia. Earlier, the usual participation was from 10 friendly countries, Russia, Singapore, Vietnam, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are invited for the NCC Camp.
The selection process will be completed by the end of this month. It said, from each country, 10 cadets along with their instructors numbering total of around 300 participants will take part in the Republic Day Camp. Till now, seven countries, namely Brazil, Argentina, Mauritius, Seychelles, Nigeria, Mozambique and Maldives have confirmed their participation. The rest are in the final stage of confirmation.
The NCC RDC-2022 selection process has also commenced in States and Union Territories by NCC Directorates. Around 1,600 cadets from across the country would participate in the NCC Camp. Due to COVID-19 protocol, the duration of the Camp would be 43 days from December that include quarantine period as well. The actual commencement of the Camp is scheduled from January 16 to January 29, 2022, which includes Prime Minister’s Rally on 28th January.
To ensure safety of the youth participating in the Camp, all protocols and safety aspects of COVID-19 will be followed. The cadets visiting India would be requested to have full vaccination and health insurance.