Nagpur News: In a rare feet of achievement, a total of Eight NCC Cadets including Five from 2 Mah Air Sqn NCC from Nagpur have been selected this season for Pre-commission training to join the Armed Forces as officers. It was, way back in 1970 that 8 cadets were selected in a year to join the Armed Forces. With one more selection season to go in this year i.e. 2013, this is expected to be the largest group of cadets from NCC Nagpur to join the forces.
The names of the cadets selected are SUO Apurva Nandedkar (IAF),
Cdt Ketki (IAF), Cdt Akshay Sharma (OTA), Cdt Deepak Godara (NDA),
Cdt Piyush Khobaragade (Navy), Cdt Aman Kumar Bansal (OTA),
Cdt Dushyant Shesh (Navy) and Cdt Arpan R Pandey (IMA).
Wing Commander Mordhwaj Singh Choudhary, Commanding Officer of No. 2 Mah Air Sqn NCC has been an inspiration and also a friend, guide & philosophers for the cadets of his unit. “The purpose of NCC is not only to make good citizen for the country, but also to motivate young students to pursue the career of Armed Forces. The Armed Forces today are a good career option where attractive pay and perks are given. They also provide its personnel a whole new meaning to their lives with adventure and a sense of having done something for the country. Moreover these services are equal opportunity organizations where women get nearly same avenues as their male counterparts” says Wg Cdr Mordhwaj Singh Choudhary.
The NCC Units in Nagpur have included training for the interview and tests for joining services as co-curricular training syllabus. The interview and other tests for joining the services are called Service Selection Board Tests (SSB) which are unique in nature. The cadets are provided with guidance on how to face these tests by Wing Commander Mordhwaj Singh Choudhary and Colonel OP Ojha of the Engineers NCC Unit. Colonel OP Ojha and other officers of NCC have been on the selection panel of SSBs in their earlier tenure.
Nagpur has earlier provided some of the finest officers for the Army, Navy, IAF and Coast Guard who have not only brought laurels to the city and their families but have also rose in rank to top posts in the recent past.