JharsugudaÂ : Odisha gets 2nd Air Squadron (Flying) NCC (National Cadets Corps) at Jharsuguda
On the occasion of Air Force Day, the Office Complex of this wing was inaugurated by Deputy Director-General, NCC Directorate, Commodore Somen Banerjee along with the presence of OSAP Commandant Ashish Kumar Dubey, Jharsuguda SP Bikash Das, Col. A.S.N. Rao, Group Commander NCC, Sambalpur at Jharsuguda Stadium, near Malimunda.
The opening of this Air Squadron (Flying) NCC, would help local students to get training who aspire to join Air Force. Earlier students had to travel to Bhubaneswar for this purpose but after the opening of this office, it will be very helpful for the local aspirants who wish to join the Air force.
â€œThis is the first time we are introducing Air NCC in Jharsuguda. In Odisha, we have only one unit which is present in Bhubaneswar. The students from western Odisha who aspire to join the Air force found difficulty in reaching Bhubaneswar. So, this time, we have opened this unit in Jharsuguda. we are thankful to Laxminarayan College for supporting it, by which the local students of the entire Western Odisha will now be able to join Air Squadron NCC. Additionally, it will also ensure that we are able to expand the scope of our basic aim of youth development and youth empowerment for bringing our children with discipline and unity.â€ said Commodore Somen Banerjee, Deputy Director General NCC, Odisha
â€œEarlier we had only Naval and Army wing of NCC but after getting Air Wing NCC, Now LN College is the first college in western Odisha to have a full-fledged NCC Wing combining all three. Here around 200 enrollments will be done,â€ informs Prof. Narendra Panda, principal Laxmi Narayan College
â€œIn Odisha, there was only one Air Wing Squadron (Flying) NCC present in Bhubaneswar, aÂ few years back Odisha Government and Ministry of Defense decided to have one more Air Squadron in Odisha, but the place was not decided. However, after the construction of Jharsuguda Airport, this place was chosen for the establishment of the 2ndÂ Air Squadron, by which it will be helpful for the all-local aspirants of Western Odisha who wants to join Airforce.â€ Col. A.S.N. Rao, Group Commander NCC, Sambalpur