Chandigarh:28 January 2016-Punjab, Haryana ,Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorate with its Headquarters located at Chandigarh has yet again proved its mettle by bagging the most coveted Prime Minister’s Championship Banner for the second consecutive year defeating 16 other Directorates across the country. This Championship is based on overall performance throughout the year which includes major portion of competitions during the Republic Day Camp. The Banner was presented by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Maj Gen GS Chima, Additional Director General of the Directorate for the second time at an impressive ceremony during PM Rally today.
During the Republic Day Competitions, the Directorate has won the Overall Best Air Trophy and Best Naval Trophy for the first time since inception. 47 cadets were selected for the Guard of Honour and RD Contingent – a rare feat indeed, thus winning the Best Contingent Trophy. In addition, the Directorate came First in Aero Modeling, National Integration Awareness Competition, General proficiency and Mandatory competitions and Second in Social Service Activities.
In Best Cadet Competitions, Cadet Ojaswi Sharma got Gold in Army senior category while Sgt Nitya Mahajan got Gold in Army/Navy/AF junior category. CWO Preeti Chaudhary and Cadet Amandeep Kaur won Silver in Air and Navy senior category while Cadet Shivam Sharma won Silver in Army/Navy/AF junior category. Cadet Asavari Vaid was awarded Best Stick Orderly in junior category. In Air Wing Competitions, Cadets Jashan Pradeep Singh and Mahesh Rawal got Gold in Control Line Aerobatics, Silver in Radio Control Glider Model and Bronze in Radio Control Powered Model. In Naval Wing Competitions Cadet Amit Sharma, Mohit and Amit Kumar won Silver in Equipment Model Competition. The riders contributed by winning 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 6 Bronze.
The Republic Day Contingent consisted of cadets from Punjab, Haryana, HP and Chandigarh including band from Sainik School Kapurthala and horse riders from R & V Sqns. NCC Academy Ropar enabled the Directorate to provide high quality of training to the Contingent. The Contingent was led by Lt Col PM Kulkarni and ably guided by Lt Col JS Cheema.