Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre reviewed an impressive march past presented by the young NCC Cadets at the Garrison Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt marking the culmination of the twelve days long NCC National Games – 2016 on October 26, 2016. The ceremony attended by the NCC cadets, presented a moving picture of aspirational India on their journey to becoming worthy empowered citizens with sound values, inculcated by a common powerful binding force – 'The National Cadet Corps'.
The games aim to provide the talented sportsmen among the cadets exposure of a major sporting event while preparing them with the requisite match temperament towards furthering their sporting careers. The games conducted by the Directorate General of NCC were attended by nearly 2000 Cadets from 17 State Directorates representing all the States and Union Territories participating in seven sports disciplines commencing from October 16, 2016 at various venues in the national capital.
The Closing ceremony began with hundreds of young blossoming cadets performing a scintillating display of a choreographed dance with the theme 'Vibrant India'. The "Sarang Helicopter" aerobatic team left the audience spellbound with a well synchronized show. This was followed by a smart march past by the participating sportsmen formed in 17 Directorate contingents, led by cadets mounted on their stallions carrying the National, Services and the NCC Flags symbolising 'Unity and Discipline'.
The Chief guest then presented the winners trophies for each event of the NCC Games -2016 and the Overall Champions trophy to Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh Directorate.
In his address to the Cadets, MoS Defence, Dr Subhash Bhamre complimented the entire fraternity of the NCC for the impressive conduct of the NCC National Games. He acknowledged the vital role and commitment of NCC to groom the future leaders which is the need of the hour.
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