New Delhi, Jan 28, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed NCC cadets and officers at an annual rally in Delhi Cantonment.
Speaking at the rally, PM Modi said India would continue moving towards digital transactions to make the country a less cash society — an initiative following the scraping off old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.
“India and particularly India’s youth are adapting to (the) technology very fast,” he said and appreciated the role of NCC cadets in the society.
Congratulating the NCC cadets Modi asserted that the life of an NCC cadet is beyond the uniform, the parade and the camp. He affirmed that the NCC experience provides a sense of mission.
“The NCC experience offers a glimpse of India, India’s strengths and diversities. When I see you, NCC cadets, I feel confident about the future of India. I feel proud of our Yuva Shakti. The role of NCC to further cleanliness has been appreciable,” PM Modi said.
He further lamented that it was not the Kings, emperors, rulers, governments who make a nation, but it was the citizens, youth, farmers, scholars, scientists, Shramiks and saints who make a nation. He hailed the NCC cadets for their effective participation in promoting the digital economy and urged them to download the BHIM app to promote digital transactions.
The event was a grand affair with the participation of over 2000 cadets from across the country as well as abroad.
Among contingents that participated in the parade from foreign countries were cadets from Russia, Vietnam, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Srilanka. The event included a grand display of heroic moves, tanks, paragliding displays and a concluding cultural extravaganza. The NCC rally has been an annual event since the year 1953.