NCC sailing expedition team covers 445 km in 12 days, felicitated

Brigadier Satish Kumar, Group Commander of Chandigarh NCC Group, on Tuesday felicitated Sailing Expedition Team - 1 of Chandigarh Naval Unit, who successfully completed the 12-day sailing expedition at Gobind Sagar.

The team covered a distance of about 445 km from August 31 to September 11. Congratulating the cadets on their successful expedition, Brigadier Kumar distributed certificates and other gears to the cadets.

At a function organised at Sukhna Lake, the Commanding Officer of the naval unit, Captain G M Singh of the Indian Navy, briefed the gathering about the 85-member expedition team, including 25 female cadets, 39 male cadets and 21 staff members. The team had established its base camp at Lathani village in Una district, Himachal Pradesh. The cadets sailed daily with three 27-feet long DK Whaler boats and two cadet class naval sailing boats. They visited many places along the coast of Gobind Sagar, including Bangana, Marhau, Kohdra, Porohian, Bhakhra, Galu, Kosharian, Kanphara, Nakrana and Raipur.

The cadets also participated in social service activities in local areas. A seminar on 'NCC and today's youth' was also conducted by the cadets, where they interacted with children. They took out rallies against major social issues like consumption of drugs and tobacco, AIDS, dowry and female foeticide.

During the expedition, the cadets were trained in many naval subjects for their selection to the Chandigarh group's team for the forthcoming 10-day Pre Nau Sainik Camp that will begin on Wednesday. About 240 cadets from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh are expected to participate in the competitions that will be held at Sukhna Lake.

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