Honorable Governor Shri Ganga Prasad conferred Governors Medal to 32 outstanding NCC cadets representing the State on various National and State level events in a special function held at Ashirvad Bhavan.

 

Hon’ble Governor Shri Ganga Prasad conferred Governor’s Medal to 32 outstanding NCC cadets representing the State on various National and State level events in a special function held at Ashirvad Bhavan.

 

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Raj Bhavan

Gangtok, Sikkim

PRESS RELEASE

Hon’ble Governor Shri Ganga Prasad today conferred Governor’s Medal to 32 outstanding NCC cadets representing the State> had performed exceptionally well in various training activities like shooting competition, trekking, sailing, Republic Day Parade and other national level camps over the last one year.

Hon’ble Minister Education, Youth and Sports, Land Revenue and Disaster Management Department Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha, Addl. Chief Secretary Education Department Shri G.P Upadhyaya, Addl. Chief Secretary to Governor Dr. K Jayakumar, Dy. GOC Black Cat, Brig. Harshvardhan, Group Officer Commanding NCC Darjeeling District Col. P.B Acharya, Commanding Officers of all three NCC Battalions in Sikkim, officials of Education Department, Principals, teachers, NCC Cadets were present on the occasion.

 It was the third edition of Governor’s Medal Ceremony being held in the State, the first being in 2017. Earlier the Cadets were awarded the medal by Governor of West Bengal.

A total of twenty gold, six silver and six bronze medals were conferred to the cadets today by Hon’ble Governor.

Hon’ble Minister for Education in his brief address to the cadets shared his experience on his association with National Cadet Corps during his school days and credited his success to the organization. He also encouraged more students from Sikkim to join NCC to excel in their chosen field in the life ahead.

Hon’ble Governor during his address underlined the significance of NCC, now the world’s largest uniformed youth organization, in preparing the students and youth for future challenges and responsibilities that they have to shoulder. He stated that NCC provides the platform for youth to hone their leadership skills, prepare them mentally and physically to join armed forces and inculcate the ideals of patriotism and nation first, turning them better and responsible citizen of the country.

As a special gesture towards encouraging the students to join NCC and subsequently into Armed Forces, Hon’ble Governor declared that any  NCC cadet from Sikkim getting commissioned as an officer into Armed Forces henceforth will receive special felicitation from Raj Bhavan and a cash award of Rupees One Lakh.

Hon’ble Governor also extended good wishes to all awardees for their bright and successful future ahead.

Deputy Secretary(PR) to Governor                                                                                                                                           

SKM/GOV/DS(PR)/2019/84                                                    

 28th     September 2019