The AP NCC Directorate nominates one of the Naval unit every year to compete for Most Enterprising Naval Unite (MENU). This year 8(A) Naval Unit NCC,
During the expedition the Naval Cadets were exposed to nature’s beauty and creation. The cadets got an opportunity to interact with locals all along the route and know about their culture customs and tradition. The Sailing in the boats provided ample opportunity to Naval cadets to develop their sea legs, the spirit of adventure, comradeship and hard work which can best be imbibed when struggling against natural elements. The expedition has successfully inculcated the qualities such as team spririt, risk taking ability, camaraderie in the cadets which would help them for their self development in all walks of life.
The desired aims of the adventure activity were successfully achieved during the expedition as given below:-
(a) To enable 8(A) Naval Unit NCC,
to qualify to take part in MENU (Most Enterprising Naval Unit) competition. Vijayawada
(b) To provide opportunity for Naval wing NCC Cadets and staff to experience adventure sailing in river.
(c ) To provide opportunity for Naval Wing NCC Cadets and staff to know about customs, traditions and culture of locals and visits to historical places along the route of sailing.
CYCLE EXPEDITION BY NCC GROUP
As part of NCC adventure activities NCC Group Gnntur planned a Cycle Expedition covering a distance of 500 Kms over 10 days time. The last such expedition carried out by this Group was in 2007 and the cadets of the Group were longing to have such an adventure activity age. The aims and objectives of the expedition were:-
(a) To inculcate sprit of adventure among the NCC Cadets of Guntur Group.
(b) To spread awareness .among people about various evils plagueging the society.
(c) To spread message about Global warming and the importance of afforestation.
(d) To spread information about Blood donation in partnership with an NGO called Friends 2 support org.
Route. The route selected was
The expedition was planned in such a way that it would arrive on the NCC Day at the District Police Parade Ground coinciding with the NCC Day celebrations. Accordingly it was planned to commence the expedition on
The expedition was flagged off by the Group Commander Col ASN Rao on 13 Nov 09 at 0830 hrs from the Group HQ in the presence of Media,Officers and staff of the Group. The flag off ceremony was widely covered by the Media .Prior to the flag off Lt Col GVB Sai Sankar OIC of the expedition briefed the audience about the aim & objectives and route of the expedition. The expedition team was supported by one Nursing Assisistant,one Lascar,one canter vehicle as ambulance,one canter carrying cook house and cycle repair Kit. The expedition team was self contained for food and night halts were organised after every 50 Kms at NCC units/Institutions that fell enroute All the expedition members carried placards on their cycles with various slogans derived from the aims & objectives of the expedition. The canters had big flexis hung on either side advertising the cycle expedition. Some of the places of interest visited by the cadets are,
The expedition progressed very smoothly as planned and arrived at the Police parade ground to a warm welcome by the VC,other dignitaries and the public Witnessing NCC Day celebrations on 21 st Nov 09 at about 1100 hrs. The team was commended by the VC, Professor Hara Gopala Reddy and were given mementoes by him.