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NCC sets record with highest number of girl cadets in Republic Day Camp 2024

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) has achieved a milestone with the highest number of girl cadets participating in the Republic Day Camp 2024. A total of 2,274 cadets from all 28 states and eight Union Territories are set to engage in the month-long camp, showcasing the largest-ever representation of girls with 907 participants.

Lt. General Gurbirpal Singh (AVSM, VSM), the Director General of NCC, said the organization has achieved a remarkable 39% participation rate of girls actively involved in various activities, reflecting their high standards of training and enthusiasm.

“For the first time, there will be a women's contingent participating in the Republic Day parade, a significant shift from the earlier mixed contingents,” said Singh.

The Republic Day Camp will also feature cadets and officers from 25 friendly countries as part of the youth exchange programme. These countries include Argentina, Botswana, Bhutan, Brazil, Czech Republic, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Tajikistan, UK, Venezuela, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Nigeria, Mauritius, and Mozambique.

French President Emanuel Macron is set to be the chief guest at this year's Republic Day parade.

(Inputs from ANI)

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