Come the fourth Sunday of November and the largest youth organisation of the world celebrates its raising day. The celebration is the commemoration of the raising of the first battalion of the NCC (National Cadet Corps) on the fourth Sunday of November in the year 1948.
The National Cadet Corps came into existence under an Act of Parliament passed on 16 July 1948. The aims of the NCC have been modified four times since its inception with the final revision coming in 1988:
- To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and the ideals of selfless service among the youth.
- To create a human resource of organised, trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life and be always available for the service of the nation.
- To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.
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