The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.
NCC Flag Contains NCC Crest in gold in the middle, with the letters "NCC" encircled by a wreath of seventeen Lotus with a background in Red, Blue and Light blue. Red depicts the Army, Deep Blue depicts the Navy and Light Blue depicts the Air Force. The seventeen Lotuses represent the 17 State Directorates. "UNITY AND DISCIPLINE" (EKTA AUR ANUSHASAN) is written at the bottom of the NCC Flag.
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) has its genesis in the University Corps, which was created under the Defense Act, 1917 with the object to make up the shortage of the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the University Corps was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC) in 1942, the UTC was renamed as the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC). The need to create a youth organization at National level to train the young boys and girls to be better citizens and future leaders of our great country in all walks of life, including Defence forces, was rightly realized by our leaders. A Committee under Pandit H.N. Kunzru was set up in 1946 at the behest of our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The NCC came into existence on 16th July, 1948 under the NCC Act XXXVI of 1948 under the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
The Motto of the NCC is 'UNITY AND DISCIPLINE' which was adopted on 23 Dec 1957.
In 1954 the existing tricolor flag was introduced. The three colors in the flag depict the three Services of the Corps, Red for the Army, Deep Blue for the 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 colorful look and a distinct identity. Each lotus represents one NCC Directorate(Dte).
The aims of NCC as approved by MOD in Mar 2001 are as under:
"I do hereby solemnly promise that I will serve my motherland most truly and loyally and that, I will abide by the rules and regulations of the National Cadet Corps. Further under the command and control of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and wholeheartedly. We the cadet of the National Cadet Corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizen of our nation. We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings"
Senior Division and Senior Wing:
A unit has been started from Aug 2011, by 60 cadets and sanctioned by 39 KAR BN NCC, Later its transferred to 7KAR BN NCC, in the year of 2013 Aug, strength of 108. The NCC unit of Seshadripuram First Grade College, Yelahanka New Town, Bengaluru-64 is granted by 7 KAR BN NCC Bengaluru-01 Coming under "Bengaluru ‘B’ GROUP" in the Karnataka & Goa Directorate, Bengaluru. Every year 108 Cadets are on enrolling in this unit with Asst. Prof. Sri. Ramesh. M as the Associate NCC Officer.
Regular activities like Drill, Rifile Drill, Map Reading, Weapon Training, Field Craft and Battle Craft etc, are being imparted to the cadets as per the syllabus framed by NCC Directorate, Bengaluru.
Anti Drug Rally, Swachcha Bharath Abhiyan, Yoga, Independence Day, Republic Day, Kargil Vijaya Diwas, Road Safety Rally, Blood Donation, Army Awareness, NCC Inter collegiate competition and NCC Day celebration are the other programs conducted by SFGC, NCC 7KAR BN, Bengaluru, in which our cadets will take an activities role.
A unit is running successfully various NCC activities and programmes. CSUO. Seshadri.S had completed TSC-IDS in the year 2015-16 and Cdt. Prasanna. M had completed Republic Day parade in Rajpath in the year 2016-17 and also he is been awarded as Chief Minister award in Singh 2017-2018. Suo Vishal Singh have completed the Republic Day parade in 2017-2018 and awarded as DDG(Deputy Director General) award. Our cadets participated various camps like All India Trekking Camp, Special National Intigration Camp and National Intigration Camp, Inter Group Camp, Pre-RDC camp, etc., in the last five years.
Our NCC wing is an infantry unit under 7 Karnataka Battalion NCC. Through NCC, we aim to Groom our students into models of discipline and patriotism. Develop in them character, commandership, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and selfless service. Transform them into trained and motivated human resource who will lead the nation in all walks of life.
Motivate them to join the armed forces and serve the nation. We provide equal opportunity to boys and girls to join NCC, take part in all its activities, which include, besides regular parades and camps, community development and social service programmes, training for assisting civil defense authorities in rescue work in war zones and natural calamities and traffic control. Our students are encouraged to join the NCC and thereby enhance their career potential and take advantage of preferential consideration in defence as well as civil recruitment.
NCC Student Prasanna participated in Republic Day Parade 2017 and the photograph with Rashtrapathi and other Dignitaries