JUNIOR CADET ASSESSMENT CAMP AT POLONNARUWA

30th July, 2018  

Secretary, State Ministry of Defence Mr. Sunil Samaraweera made an official visit to the National Cadet Corps (NCC) on 30.07.2018 to discuss North Central Province Junior Cadetting Provincial Camp to be held on the directive of Hon. Ruwan Wijewardane, State Minister of Defence from 09.12.2018 to 13.12.2018 at Pulathisipura National College of Education, Polonnaruwa.


The model project was introduced to schools in Monaragala and Trincomalee districts to restart Junior Cadetting, students at the age of 12 - 14 were selected for training under the supervision of a platoon commander. This was a novel experience for the trainers since they had been handling students of grade 9 upwards. However these small guys were very enthusiastic and courageous upon the training and therefore the task became easy for our officers and instructors. Principals and platoon commanders had actively contributed immensely to make the target a great success.    

 

Addressing the meeting the Secretary said that restarting of Junior Cadetting after three and half decades in a result oriented pragramme to upgrade physical and mental wellbeing of teenagers at schools.

 
The Secretary further stressed that he will extend fullest cooperation to succeed this venture since the NCC is rendering untiring support to youngsters to achieve greater heights where personality development in concerned.

 

Director NCC , Major General AKP Wickramasinghe conducted a presentation and elaborated the programme of the specially designed camp for cadets who could not take part in Assessment Camp at Rantambe Training Centre. Mrs. I.T. Weerasinghe Additional Secretary and Senior Officials of State Ministry of Defence attended the conference along with the Secretary, Deputy Director, Inspector of Training, Brigadier Training, Brigadier Corps Secretary and Senior Officers of the NCC also attended the Conference.