The boys and girls participating in the All India Nau Sainik camp ongoing at 104 Area, Marripalem here, coming from different states of the country, competed against each other in different competitions. But, once the competitions were over for the day, the spirit of camaraderie prevailed between them.
The camp, organized under the aegis of the AP and Telangana state directorates, started on October 2 and will end on October 12.
B. Harshita and K. Yashwant Chary (AP), Dipansha Bhati (Rajasthan), Karan Kumar Singh (West Bengal) and Tanushree Majumdar (Sikkim), Sheetal Dogra (Jammu and Kashmir) and Kashish Khan (Uttarakand) completed the manufacture of the INS Talwar working model and displayed them on Sunday morning.
Their knowledge of the different parts of the ship, the weapons it carried, ship numbering, propeller, helicopter deck, etc., was evident as they explained their models to visiting media. Working on their models eight hours a day, they completed their work in six days at camp. There were other cadets who participated in competitions like tent throwing, boat pulling, drill, semaphore and shooting.
Competitions aside, at the end of the day, they interacted with each other and learned about the food, language, and culture of different states.
George Steven, an AP leadership cadet, who is currently doing a B. Tech in Kerala, said, “The camp is a great opportunity to meet other cadets from different parts of the country and a platform for exchanging knowledge. ideas with them.
Bagmita Pallai, who represents Odisha management, said: “Although we were told at short notice, we practiced ‘tent pitching’ for just one day and finished the competition in the allotted time.
Cmde Anand Nagar, Group Commander, NCC Group HQ, Visakhapatnam said that a total of 408 senior division boys and 204 senior wing girl cadets from 17 NCC directorates across the country participated in different events .
Besides individual prizes and team trophies in all events, cadets would compete vigorously to outperform others in all disciplines in order to win the “Best Management Trophy”. The trophy of the last All India NCC camp, held in 2019, was won by Tamil Nadu Management.
The final Boat Pulling competition would be held on October 10.
Cadets would also participate in various personality development capsules. They would visit ships, submarines and establishments in Visakhapatnam and also take an educational tour of the museums of the Kursura submarine and the TU 142 aircraft.