The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu dedicated the NCC Training Academy at Idiyapatti, Madurai to the youth of Tamil Nadu through Video Conferencing on September 1, 2017.
Constructed at a cost of Rs 13.62 crores, the NCC Training Academy boasts of giving State-of-the-art training facilities to the NCC cadets of Tamil Nadu which were never available in the past. The Academy spread over 10 acres has best of Obstacle Course, Firing Range, Weapon Simulator and Driving Simulator. It also has Artificial Rock Climbing wall to provide adventure training to the cadets and English language Lab to give spoken English training. The training received by cadets at this Academy will make them stand in good stead in all their future endeavours for joining armed forces and allied services.
The Academy has capacity to accommodate up to 600 cadets with arrangements for steam cooking and sitting dining facilities. It also has covered auditorium for conducting central training programmes with a capacity of 550.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister conveyed that the youth of Tamil Nadu must make good use of the facilities and come forward to join NCC and help in Nation Building. Dy DGNCC Directorate Tamil Nadu thanked Tamil Nadu Government for giving complete support in all projects being undertaken by NCC.
In this program, the Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development Department Thiru P Balakrishna Reddy, Chief Secretary Dr Girija Vaidhyanathan, IAS, Youth Welfare and Sport Development Department Principal Secretary Thiru Dheeraj Kumar, IAS, Commodore Vijesh Kumar Garg, Deputy Director General, NCC Directorate Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Andaman Nicobar and other officials participated.