14 February, 2017

-Mr. Manoj Koli

Varied movements are present in the country and in the world to promote discipline, confidence and fitness through engaging outdoor activities. In our school, we have four such groups – NCC, RSP, Scouts and Cubs – to meet these goals and objectives. The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is the Indian military cadet corps with its head Quarters at New Delhi. NCC is open to all of the students of school and college on voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps can be termed as a Tri-Services Organization as it comprises of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The main aim of National Cadet Corps is to groom the youth of the country into disciplined, responsible and patriotic citizens. The RSP (Road Safety Patrol) is involved in the educational aspect of Road Safety. Patrollers direct children, not traffic. As school-age leaders in traffic safety, patrol members teach other students about traffic safety on a peer-to-peer basis. They also serve as models for younger children, who look up to them. Scouting is an education for life, fun with a purpose and key to character building directed towards helping boys and girls become happy, healthy and useful citizens. It also helps children embrace adventure and succeed in life and furthermore fosters personality development of the students and helps them imbibe a sense of social responsibility.  Cubs form the Juniors group of the Scout movement.

The NCC, RSP, Scouts and the Cubs of our school celebrated their annual day on 13th February 2017. Prior preparation and intense activities built up the enthusiasm among students leading to this day. The entire secondary section of the school got an opportunity to visit the site where there was a fantastic array of projects and information on the different movements. The N.C.C. cadets displayed ship and gun models, informative charts on the Indian Navy, flags indicating ship to ship communication symbols. They also gave us valuable information on the N.C.C. as a door opener to the armed forces. The R.S.P. boys explained the different signs and symbols used to control road traffic and demonstrated the use of the same. The Scouts displayed a makeshift watchtower and bridge, besides initiating us into the origin and accomplishments of the scouting movement.  The Scouts’ younger brothers, the Cubs, displayed charts and demonstrated the different knots with information about the same in all the classes of standard V, VI and VII.  The fascinating array on display was an apt testament to their respective motto- “Unity and Discipline”, “We Live To Serve” and “Be Prepared”.