Thursday, June 20, 2024
Culmination of Manthan-2024
Manthan-2024, The brainstorming session spanned over two days with the aim to realign and bring all stakeholders on the same platform, with the intent of Empowering NCC Cadets to become potential Leaders and Responsible Citizens finally culminated on 02 May 2024. It was a freewheeling discussion combined with an informal approach to achieve problem-solving through lateral thinking and thus make an endeavour to develop certain new concepts for NCC through innovative ways. On the second day of the event, the issues deliberated on included following:-

(a) Special National Integration Camps to be held at Srinagar to make cadets understand and value the rich heritage of cultures that forge unity despite the diverse languages, traditions and religions of our country. To make it more impactful for young generation measures recommended to be adopted to make it more vibrant and innovative.

(b) Improving overall Training Standards through creation of Training Assets and optimum Utilisation of Training Funds. Course of Action for sanction of land and creation of Training Infrastructure for Training Academy at Chhatabal.

(c) Methods to further improve Institutional Training and disbursement of Refreshment allowance to Cadets.

(d) Keeping in view the new raisings of the Directorate, feasibility of Conduct of ATCs/CATCs in Schools/Colleges of Jammu Group during vacations in order to reduce load on NCC Training Academy, Nagrota.

(e) A Presentation on improving accountability and measure performance on quantifiable parameters for ANO’s with the aim of establishing a SOP and bringing out best practices.

The ADG congratulated the audience for their active participation. He concluded the Manthan 2024 with a vote of thanks and entrusted all Officers to imbibe on the discussion taken and maintain the momentum for making NCC more vibrant and successful with regular follow up. ADG shared good news that BRO is now giving 10% and 5% marks to NCC ‘C’ and ‘B’ Cert holders for enrolment. ADG mentioned that we all are concerned with leadership development of cadets for which brainstorming was carried out to arrive at actionable points. Motivation of ANOs and Cadets should be an ongoing process with regular appreciation awards to be given. Brainstorming of training events liked RDC, TSC, NSC and IDSSC have been discussed in detail and all stake holders should follow outcome of the same in a collaborative manner. We must also imbibe and imitate best practices of each other such as “Sampark” and Permanent Instructional Staff Parades in the mornings. Focus should be on making NCC training more vibrant innovative and impactful for the youth. Lets align ourselves in training through collaborative approach to align with the Vision. We must be Agilent, resilient, perseverant and patient with the training processes.
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