Chandigarh, July 5:
Following the instructions of Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann for providing employment opportunities to the youth of the state in various fields especially in the Indian Army, the state government is focusing on promoting job-oriented National Cadet Corps (NCC) in schools and colleges of the border state.
Considering the NCC as launchpad for career in armed forces and toy magnify the interest of the youth to pursue a career in the Armed Forces, whereas the state government has earmarked Rs.5 crore in recent budget for improving infrastructure and creation of new facilities in NCC units and NCC training centers, it has also approached the Indian Army to boost the NCC activities amongst the youth.
Complying with the instructions of the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Education Minister Mr. Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer today called on Lt. Gen. Gurbirpal Singh (AVSM, VSM), DG, NCC Directorate, New Delhi and Major General Rajiv Chhibber (Sena Medal), ADG, NCC Directorate (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh).
The Minister, while assuring the Army officials for all possible assistance, said that the state government is tirelessly working to improve the infrastructure of NCC units and training centers situated in the State. “In recent budget session, the government has allocated Rs.5 crore for this purpose”, informed the Minister while discussing other technical aspect related to the NCC with the Army officials.
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