In September 2017, NCC was established in Beyt Dwarka in Swami Narayan High School, the only school in Beyt Dwarka with a strength of 100 cadets (50 Army & 50 Navy).
In keeping with the aim of raising of new Naval NCC units and training of these newly raised Units. An expedition was undertaken covering all the 42 Islands which are uninhabited and have been declared protected areas by the Government. The Islands are strategically important and are located around Beyt Dwarka in the Arabian Sea.
The expedition was undertaken with an aim to:-
(a) To provide inherent security check to the Islands, ensuring the Islands are not utilized by miscreants and anti-nationals.
(b) Environmentally protect from any oceanic pollutants.
(c) Preserve Marine Life.
(d) Instill National Pride by hoisting National Flag on the Republic Day along with NCC Cadets, at Beyt Dwarka.
(e) Instill spirit of National Integration, adventure and train cadets to become responsible citizens of the Nations.
Under the guidance of Major General Subhash Sharan Additional Director General NCC Gujarat, Brigadier Ajit Singh Group Commander NCC Rajkot, in coordination with the Civil administration carried out a detailed study of the intended area of expedition. Subsequently, as part of the 'Dharohar Sangrakshan Abhiyaan' National Flag was hoisted on a number of islands during the expedition.
The National flags hoisted have been so fabricated that they will be able to withstand all weather conditions and be visible from the sea routes. The camp concluded with the erecting of the largest flag in the area measuring 13500mm/900mm at a height of 36 feet. The flag is adequately lighted by high luminosity solar powered units. Similar Flags have also been erected on nine other uninhabited islands spreading the message of "Dharohar Sangrakshan".
A flag hoisting ceremony was organised on the Republic Day, wherein Major General Subhash Sharan ADG NCC hoisted the tricolor at Beyt Dwarka marking the culmination of the Expedition in the presence of several dignitaries, NCC Cadets and a large number of local residents.
- Wg Cdr Abhishek Matiman