The Pipping ceremony for the Cadets of 25th Naval Engineering Course was held on Monday at INS Shivaji,Lonvala. The cadets journey began three-and-a-half years ago,on January 10,2009,when they joined Indian Naval Academy,Ezhimala for the Naval Orientation Course. They joined Naval Engineering Course on May 30,2009. As many as 72 Cadets were presented with the Midshipman Epaulettes by Chief Guest Commodore P J Rangachari,Commanding Officer,INS Shivaji. As part of the celebrations,a cultural programme was organised by the Cadets on Sunday. INS Shivaji is a premier training establishment for naval trainees in which the Cadets undergo a four-year B. Tech degree course at the Naval College of Engineering (NCE). Cadets Training Department at INS Shivaji was instituted with the advent of the 10 + 2 (Tech) Scheme in 1985. This was the 25th and the last batch of Naval Engineering Course.
visits NCC Directorate
Lt Gen Ajay Kumar Singh,GOC – in – C,Southern Command,visited the NCC Directorate in Maharashtra recently. The Army Commander was received by Maj Gen Yashwant Singh,Additional Director General,NCC Directorate,Maharashtra and was presented a Guard by Senior Wing Girl Cadets. He was introduced to the officers of the Directorate and was informed of the trophies won by the Maharashtra Directorate at the national level. During his presentation to the Army Commander,the Additional Director General emphasised on the contribution of Maharashtra Directorate in nation building and holistic development of the vibrant and dynamic youth of Maharashtra with special emphasis on military training,sports and adventure,personality development,social awareness programmes and training & motivating the youth in joining the Armed forces. The Army Commander congratulated the Maharashtra Directorate for winning the coveted Prime Ministers Banner and Trophy 15 times since its inception and appreciated the quality of NCC training being imparted to youth. He also praised the vast spread and coverage of NCC in the state. The Army Commander directed all the officers of the Directorate to continue working with dedication and sincerity to achieve the aims and terminal objectives of the NCC. The Army Commander also assured the Directorate of all possible assistance from the Southern Army.