Total number of participants in the camp: 400 cadets
Number of Participants from SPSU: 33 Cadets
On Day 1, Commanding Officer Colonel Nirbhay Kumar, 10 RAJ Battalion NCC Udaipur in his opening address welcomed the cadets and briefed them about the activities to be held in the camp. Associate NCC Officer Lt. (Dr.) D S Chouhan motivated the cadets to believe in themselves and contribute their best in the development of the Nation. The NCC cadets from various colleges of Rajasthan took part in the camp and were divided into 5 groups namely Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo. Cadets from SPSU were divided into two groups i.e. Charlie & Delta.
In the camp they were taught map reading, Section formation etc. by respective army instructors. In the afternoon session they had the sports event “TUG OF WAR”. The cadets from Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur participated enthusiastically in “TUG OF WAR” and successfully qualified for semi-finals by defeating Bhupal Nobles College (BN College).
The day 2 started with the drill given by the army instructors that energized the cadets and made them active and alert.
The cadets were briefed about disaster management. They were instructed about the necessary precautions to be taken and reduce man-made disaster which leads to massive loss of lives, property and nature. Sports is an area that the cadets always look forward to and in the evening the cadets were thrilled to participate in the Tug of War Competition. The SPSU NCC Cadets won the Gold medal by defeating Manikya Lal Verma Shramjeevi College (MLV). It was indeed a proud moment for all of us and was appreciated by the officials as well.
Mild showers on the third day made the cadets a little apprehensive about the further events but soon the weather was clear and the cadets made their way through. The interactive class focusing on Ambush (surprise attack from a hidden place) witnessed an active participation of the students. The practice session for Guard of Honour was organized in which 8 cadets from SPSU participated enthusiastically. A weapon training session was organized in which the cadets were given a hands-on practice on handling 0.22 mm rifle. Each cadet participated ardently in the firing.
Day 4 was devoted to instilling confidence and showcasing the talent. The cadets came out with wonderful performances ranging from singing, dancing, plays etc. Some cadets also participated in the parade/drill practice session. Col. Vikas Yadav, Commanding Officer 4, Rajputana Rifles delivered a motivational talk on the how to join the Indian army and shared the personal experiences about his journey in the Indian army. He also highlighted the achievement of Olympic Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra who is working in his unit. The lecture inspired the cadets and the queries were well answered by Col. Vikas Yadav.
The most awaited event ‘Marathon’ took place on day five. Col. Nirbhay Kumar (CO of 10 Raj BN NCC, Udaipur) encouraged cadets for marathon and he took a short drill to warm up the cadets. Cadets from various Universities/Colleges participated in the ‘Marathon’ (2 km) and successfully completed the race.
The prize distribution ceremony was held and the winners of TUG OF WAR competition were awarded. Cadet Rama Krishna from SPSU was awarded the Gold medal in the Best Control Category. Certificate of appreciation was given to all the participants.
The five day camp was a great learning experience for the cadets. They had a memorable time and got an excellent exposure to firing, rifle shooting etc. in all the drills. The fun-filled week comprising of training, learning and interaction with great personalities was enjoyed by all.
Lieutenant (Dr.) D S Chouhan
Associate NCC Officer
10 RAJ Battalion NCC
Sir Padampat Singhania University