Aims of NCC (For Evolution of Aims See )
To develop character, commandership, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, sprit of adventure and the ideals of selfless service amongst the youth of the country.
To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivate youth to provide leadership in all walks of life and 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.
The motto of NCC was adopted on December 23,1957 as:“ UNITY AND DISCIPLINE”. The NCC is a great cohesive force which intends to unify the youth of the country. Its training, camps and community development programmes brings together the young boys and girls from all parts of the country and from all sections of the society.
In English: "I do hereby solemnly promise that I will serve my motherland most truly and loyally and that, I will abide by the rules and regulations of the National Cadet Crops. Further under the command and control of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and wholeheartedly. "
In Hindi : "Main pratignya karta hoon ki main sachchai aur shraddha se apne desh ki seva karoonga, tatha Rashtriya Cadet Corps ke niyamon tatha adhiniyamon ka paalan karoonga; aur apne Commanding Officer ke aadesh ke anusaar har parade aur har camp mein poori shakti ke saath sammilit rahoonga. "
The NCC Flag was introduced in 1951. It was modified in 1954. The present one is a tri- colour flag in red, blue and light blue, with the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag. Red for the Army, Deep Blue for the Navy and Light Blue for the Air Force, represents the inter - services character of the Corps. The letters “ NCC ” are encircled by a wreath of seventeen lotus representing the State Directorates. The two dots in the middle of the upper end of the wreath represent the two premier Training Institutes i.e, two training establishments- Officers Training School (OTS), Kamptee (near Nagpur) and Women Officers Training School (WOTS), Gwalior.
The NCC was formed on 15 July 1948. However, the NCC Day is observed on the last Sunday of November throughout the country because on that day in 1949, the first unit raised in Delhi held a function which was presided by the then Prime Minister JL Nehru.
Cadets wear uniform specific to their respective Wing.
Army cadets wear khaki uniform.
Naval cadets wear white uniform of Navy.
Air Force cadets wear blue uniform similar to the Air Force.
Prime Minister’s Rally: A Tradition is Made
During the Republic Day camp in 1954, the then Prime Minister JLNehru was so impressed with the camp activities and particularly with the Best Girl cadet, Under Officer Joy D’Souza, that he spontaneously presented her with his own baton. From that day the Prime Minister would always present a baton to the best cadet of the year during a Parade