GUWAHATI- Annual Training Camp for the cadets of 50 Assam Air Squadron NCC was conducted successfully at JNV Mangaldoi from 19 to 23 Mar 21. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the camp was conducted after a long gap of more than one and half years.
The normal duration of the camp is 10 days. However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the duration was reduced to 5 days. It was a herculean task for the unit to complete all the activities that was meant to be completed in a camp with 10 days duration in the 5 days Annual Training Camp.
Training activities for the camp included Aero-modeling, Yoga, Josh run, technical classes, Swatch Bharat activities, PT, Parade and games. As the cadets belong to the Air wing NCC and to add more value to their training, the Commanding Officer of the unit, Group Captain Robin Vishoyi, tasked the unit to include flying training of cadets as one of main activities.
He insisted that it should be carried out during the duration of the camp. He also tasked the cadets to make a new aero-model and fly it successfully during the camp itself. This was an added challenge to accomplish the huge planned task.
However, due to the unconditional support, motivation and strong encouragement provided by their commanding officer, the training staff and cadets of the unit took the tasks as a challenge and completed all the activities on time, with full vigor and enthusiasm, as planned.
Due to their strong determination, perseverance, positive attitude, exemplary motivation, dedication and shear hard work a record number of 27 cadets were able to complete their flying training, in-spite of having to travel a vast distance of around 200 kms to and fro, from the camp site to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in order to undertake and achieve the task of flying training of cadets during the camp.
The cadets of Aero-modeling section were able to construct their own aero-model and fly one test sortie on the final day of the camp, which was aptly appreciated by their commanding officer. After the rigmarole of 5 days the cadets celebrated their success by conducting a grand finale that included “bara khana” with their commanding officer and a cultural program that also included the students of JNV, Mangaldoi.
After completing the camp, a total of 119 cadets of senior division and senior wing became eligible to appear for ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificate exams.