Indian Armed Forces will never let the nation down – Air Commodore Tarun Sinha
Indian Armed Forces will never let the nation down under any circumstance. Operation Vijay at Kargil is an example of how the Armed Forces, inspite of the adverse conditions as well as element of surprise, got the better of the enemy and made them turn back and flee
“In adverse conditions and even after having to face an element of extreme surprise, the Indian Armed forces acted quickly to ensure that the enemy infiltrators are pushed back with minimal damage to the nation,” says Air Commodore Tarun Kumar Sinha, Deputy Director General NCC Rajasthan.
Air Commodore TK Sinha was talking to UdaipurTimes on the occasion of the NCC Udaipur celebrations today on the Vijay Diwas, the 19th anniversary of Kargil Operation Vijay. He was the Chief Guest at today’s event that was held at the NCC Unit at Saheli Marg in Udaipur.
Earlier, Air Cdre Sinha addressed NCC cadets at an event held in campus to honor the brave Indian Armed Forces and pay homage to those martyred in Operation Vijay. Air Cdre Sinha told the cadets to adhere to a life of discipline, leadership from the helm and finally, if destiny so wills, serve the nation in the Indian Armed Forces.
UT interacted with the officers in Blue and Olive Green at the NCC Headquarters in Udaipur, which was all decked up today to celebrate the 19th anniversary of Operation Vijay Diwas.
“The Indian Armed Forces will never let the nation down under any circumstance. Operation Vijay at Kargil is an example of how the Armed Forces, inspite of the adverse conditions as well as element of surprise, got the better of the enemy and made them turn back and flee…”Air Commodore Tarun Kumar Sinha, Dy Director General, NCC Rajasthan
Elaborating on the 3 point agenda of the National Cadet Corps program, Air Cdr Sinha said that NCC aims to bring about a methodical change in the personality of the cadets – discipline, leadership and team work. Joining the Armed Forces is a decision which they may or may not make depending upon a number of factors, viz. personal choice, peer group, family expectations, and such.
However, once a cadet is in the NCC and after he completes his tenure with the Corps, he or she is motivated to lead a disciplined life both at the personal as well as professional level, which ever profession or career the cadet may choose. Hence NCC is more like a soft skill development program that instills such qualities in the cadets.
Lt Col AK Yadav, Jt Director NCC Directorate Rajasthan and Air Cmdre TK Sinha, Dy Director General, NCC Rajasthan at the NCC Headquarters in Udaipur
Elaborating on school sub-unit programs, Air Cdre Sinha said that across Rajasthan, there are a multitude of schools that are a part of the NCC program. In some areas the Private schools are very participative and in other the government or convent schools are seen to be more participative. There is no generalisation that can be done in the kind of schools that will choose to have an integrated program with the NCC.
Air Commodore TK Sinha receiving the Guard of Honour at NCC Headquarters, Udaipur
He added that for a school to be a registered sub unit, the school must have a supporting infrastructure as well. Lack of facilities will not allow NCC sub unit allotment to such schools. Further on, participating schools are audited on an annual basis, to ensure that the goals are met and standards are adhered to. Failing which, the schools are issued a notice and most of them get back on track. He also said that for those institutes that want to be a part of the NCC program, they are welcome to approach the Commanding Office in the city and all the guidance will be provided.
Those present at the venue and interaction included Colonel JP Singh, Group Commander, NCC Group Headquarters, Udaipur; Colonel SS Dabas, Administrative Office, NCC Group Headquarters, Udaipur; Colonel Sudhakar Tyagi, Commanding Officer 10 Raj Battalion, NCC Udaipur; Colonel Praveen Deo, Commanding Officer, 5 Raj Girls Battalion, NCC Udaipur; Colonel Prateek Hamal, Administrative Officer, 10 Raj Battalion NCC Udaipur; Colonel Vasant Ballewar, Commanding Officer, 2 Raj R&V Squadron, NCC Navania; Lieutenant Colonel AK Yadav, Joint Director, NCC Directorate, Rajasthan, Wing Commander PA Iyer, Commanding Officer, 6 Raj Air Squadron, NCC Udaipur; Lieutenant Colonel Uttam Dixit, Training Officer, NCC Group Headquarters, Udaipur, Captain Aditi Singh, Administrative Officer, 5 Raj Girls Battalion, NCC Udaipur and Captain Ram Chandra, Civil Gliding Instructor, 6 Raj Air Squadron, NCC Udaipur.