Featured Image: Governor KN Tripathi interacts with outstanding NCC cadets at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Wednesday.
By A Newsman
Kolkata, 08 February: GOVERNOR Keshari Nath Tripathi today handed over Governor’s Medal to 55 outstanding NCC cadets from among 93,000 cadets that are there in the West Bengal and Sikkim region.
The Medals were conferred at a ceremony organised at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata today in presence of West Bengal government officials, officers and staff of the NCC, and the parents and relatives of the medal recipients hailing from various parts of Bengal and Sikkim.
Governor’s Medal is awarded every year to NCC cadets in recognition of excellence achieved by them in various fields that not only lead to all around development of the individual as a responsible and disciplined member of the society.
Among the notables who received the medal today is Ritik Kumar Jana from Kolkata who has been adjudged the best Air Force cadet in the country. Other prominent achievers in the Best Cadet category are Sudip Sonar, Kenny Singh, Siddhant Tamang, and Swaraj Gazmer from Darjeeling, and Tamanna Sultan, Samuel Ngaihte, Samriddhi Guha and Rosmita Dasgupta from Kolkata.
Medals were also awarded for courage and bravery to three girls from Darjeeling ~ Trishla Gurung and Sulaxchana Tamang for scaling the Mt Everest, and Reema Gurung for scaling Mt Mt Deo Tibba. For adventure activities, medals were awarded to 15 cadets from Kolkata, five from Kalyani in Nadia, 11 from Darjeeling, nine from Burdwan, and three from Kharagpur in West Midnapore.
Present on the occasion, additional director general of NCC Directorate (West Bengal & Sikkim), Maj Gen LB Chand, said that the youths of Bengal and Sikkim were highly motivated and talented.
“They have displayed very high standards of discipline, adventure, intellect, and character. The have risen to the heights of Mount Everest, soared into the blue skies in micro-lights, carried out para jumps, successfully charted the rough water of Teesta, and sailed the Hooghly,” he said.
“A contingent of 108 cadets from the region participated in the Republic Day celebrations at Delhi this year. It is a matter of great pride and honour for any NCC cadet to be selected for this,” Maj Gen Chand added.