Jharkhand: NCC beings naval training at Patratu dam

Ranchi: Bihar-Jharkhand chapter of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) has formally begun naval training for its cadets for the first time in Patratu dam in Ramgarh district here and a proposal to begin it at Telaiya dam in Koderma district too is in the offing, major general M Indrabalan, additional DG of Bihar and Jharkhand Directorate, NCC said on Wednesday during his visit to Ranchi.

He also announced that NCC will soon be part of formal education in schools and colleges for which they have got clearance from Jharkhand government. Speaking to reporters in the morning at NCC camp at Karamtoli, he said, “Under the new education policy, NCC will now be part of formal studies in schools and colleges, which means that it won’t be considered as an extra- curricular activity but will be part of the course study. NCC studies will also be covered under choice based credit system as part of which marks scored in NCC activities and subjects will be part of the overall results of a student.”

On their naval training, he said, “We have begun it in Jharkhand’s Patratu dam already and talks are on for starting it in Koderma. We are in discussions with chief minister Hemant Soren and other authorities in the state government.”

NCC is also in the process of identifying such institutions which are affiliated to it but have failed to undertake its activities or are dormant. “Such schools and colleges whose performance isn’t satisfactory in terms of NCC activities will be served notices for further action soon,” he informed.

He along with other senior brass of NCC also interacted with cadets at their camps here and held in depth talks to apprise them of NCC’s future plans and activities.