Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur on Monday exhorted the NCC cadets to help in checking drug abuse, afforestation and making the state polythene free.
Interacting with Additional Director General, NCC Directorate, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh Major General RS Maan, VSM who had called on the Chief Minister here, Thakur said the NCC is playing major role in developing character, discipline, leadership, spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service among the youth of the nation.
He said it was a matter of happiness that the NCC has adopted community development activities.
He said that presently over 23000 NCC cadets were rendering their services in the state.
Thakur said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was giving special thrust on expanding and strengthening the NCC activities in the country. He said that presently there were 16 lakh NCC cadets in the country and efforts were being made to increase their number to 19 lakh.
The Chief Minister said that efforts would be made to ensure NCC teachers in all the schools and colleges having NCC wing.
Major General Maan apprised the Chief Minister about various activities being undertaken by the NCC in the state and urged him to enhance the budget of NCC.
He said that joint action plan could be prepared for various social activities such as checking of drug abuse and environment conservation which was the thrust area of the state government.