HISTORY OF NCC
National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University
Officers Training Corps which was established by the British in 1942.
During the World War II, the UOTC never came up to the expectations set
by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be
formed, which could train more young men in a better way, even during
peace times. A committee headed by Pundit H.N. Kunzru recommended a
cadet organisation to be established in schools and colleges in a
National level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the
Governor General and on 16th July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came
NCC DIRECTORATE MAHARASHTRA
NCC Directorate Maharashtra was raised as the No 1 Circle NCC on 25 Oct 1949. The designation was later changed to No 1 Circle Mumbai. In the year 1962 it was upgraded to NCC Directorate Maharashtra. The Directorate has seven group HQ and provides NCC coverage to all the districts of Maharashtra State.
Aim of NCC
To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular
Outlook, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst the
Youth of the Country.
Motto for NCC
The need for having motto for the Corps was discussed in the 11th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held on 11 Aug 1978. The mottos suggested were "Duty and Discipline"; "Duty, Unity and Discipline"; "Duty and Unity"; "Unity and Discipline". The final decision for selection of "Unity and Discipline" as motto for the NCC was taken in the 12th CAC meeting held on 12 Oct 1980.
The NCC flag for various units of the NCC was first introduced in 1951. The flag was of same pattern, colour and size as was used by various regiments of the Army. The only difference was that it had the NCC badge and unit designation placed in the centre. Later on it was felt that the flag should be in keeping with the inter-service character of the Corps. In 1954 the existing tricolour flag was introduced. The three colours in the flag depict the three services of the Corps, red for the Army, deep blue for the Navy and light blue for the Air Force. The letters NCC and the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag encircled by a wreath of lotus, give the flag a colourful look and a distinct identity.