NCC Directorate of Gujarat has organized a sailing expedition in which 40 NCC cadets will participate and will cover a distance of 702 KMs.
The name of the event has been kept as “Dwarkadheesh Sea Sailing Expedition”. The event will start on 15 January 2017 and will go for 12 days. 30 members of boys NCC and 10 from senior girls NCC will form the team of forty.
Wing commander and defense spokesperson Abhishek Matiman said, “The objective of sailing expedition is to promote adventure sense in NCC cadet. NCC cadets are also the part of the Indian defense system and thus they too should get exposed adventure activity like this.”
Matiman further said that the expedition will not only be an adventure trip, but also an education trip as while the sailing, the locals of Saurashtra region will see how coastal guards are involved in national security and how they work.
NCC Gujarat, Additional Director General, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Diu & Daman Major General Subhash Sharan, met with chief minister of State Vijay Rupani and explained him about 12 days sailing expedition that will start from 15 in January. Upon hearing the plans of Sharan, Mr. Rupani was happy and he forwarded his wishes to all team members participating in the event.
On the occasion information about allowance of cadets and NCC staff joining the event was also shared with Mr. Rupani. Mr. Rupani took notice of everything related to the event and asks event coordinator to all safety measures and makes appropriate arrangement for sailing events. He was happy with the initiative taken by Mr. Saran. Moreover, the event organizer team was also impressed by Mr. Rupani’s approach towards the decision. They appraised Mr. Rupani the way he has shown interest in inculcating good habits in cadets.