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NCC to redefine training philosophy

Wednesday - Apr 11, 2012, 05:33pm (GMT+5.5)
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New Delhi -  The National Cadet Corps (NCC) will soon redefine its training philosophy to provide its cadets skills needed to face challenges of the new millennium.

To thrash out concepts relating to cadet training, the NCC is organising a day-long seminar here, according to the defence ministry.

Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal and Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju will take part.

"The aim is to discuss the skills that NCC cadets need to imbibe in the new millennium and identify the methodology to be adopted by the trainers to impart critical lessons," a statement said.

The seminar is a sequel to the ongoing exercise within the NCC to refine the training philosophy to make it more contemporary and relevant.

"Changing education system in the country and growing pressure on students to achieve academic excellence have further emphasised the need to realign the training curriculum," an  official said.

Experts in youth training will present papers on various topics including futuristic leadership model, the NCC as an instrument of youth development for nation-building and training of  trainers.





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