The National Cadet Corps (NCC) has its roots in the University Corps, which was created under the Indian Defence Act 1917 with the objective to instilling patriotism in the hearts and minds of young generation. The NCC came into existence on July 16, 1948, through the NCC Act XXXI of 1948, under the Ministry of Defence Act with the following aims:
a) to develop character b) comradeship c) ideals of service d)capacity for leadership in the youth of the country.
The express purpose is to stimulate interest in the defence of the country by providing service training to the youth and to build up a reserve to enable the Armed Forces to expand rapidly during a national emergency.
The students were excited, fully charged and were keen to be enrolled in the Army Wing of the NCC. This year enrolment for NCC cadets of BHS, the junior and the senior division NCC began in the month of July 2013. The team of selectors headed by the Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. S. Parashar of 15 UP Bn NCC along with JCO's and PI staff were present for the formal induction ceremony.
After the enrolment, the parade session started form July in which the NCC cadets of the junior and wings were present and trained in the various activities of NCC like the basic training, social service activities, adventure training, military training in drill, map reading, weapon training, battle and field craft training were imparted by the Physical Permanent Instructor (PI) staffs of the regular army in the presence of the NCC Officer, Capt. V. K. Yadav. But all this could not have been achieved without co-operation and guidance from our Principal, Mr. D. A. Luke.
During this year training, the cadets have been inculcated with the qualities of character building, discipline, secular outlook, sportsmanship, national integration and selfless service. The cadets contribution during parade session was remarkable. They have performed magnificently through prompt and active participation in the various activities held during the camps. The parade sessions were also fulfilling under the supervision of the PI staffs sent by Commanding Officer Lt. Col. S. Parashar, 15 UP Bn NCC.
The sub units have 50 cadets strength for the junior division as well as the senior division. All together 100 cadets from BHS are recounted by the unit of 15 UP Bn NCC, Allahabad. As a part of training two camps were held in this year in which our 25 cadets of senior division and 10 cadets of junior division attended the camp held in July and September 2013. This camp was held at Jasra in Allahabad. The cadets have achieved special prizes in the inter unit competition held during the camp. The cadets got prizes for the English debate, solo singing, cross country and group marching competitions too. The prizes were given by the Group Commander of Allahabad.
In the `A' certificate examination of NCC, ten cadets appeared and all of them passed with flying colours. In 'B' certificate examination, only two cadets appeared and both passed. In the 'C' certificate examination, 15 cadets appeared and all them have passed. Literary and health awareness, traffic awareness camps were attended by our cadets in the month of November and December, 2013.
The sub-unit has made significance progress in every spheres of activity throughout the year. I also take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our Principal and also convey my gratitude to all the parents of our cadets for reposing their faith in us by allowing their wards to participate in all the activities of the NCC and have worked relentlessly in marking this NCC a great success.
I am thankful to our Principal, Mr. D. A. Luke for his guidance and support and also to the parents for reposing their faith in us and allowing their children to join NCC and serve the motherland.
Finally, kudos to all NCC cadets for their outstanding performance in the examination and at the competition held at camps. May God bless them with good health, joy and prosperity.
Capt. V. K. Yadav