'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
The purpose is not lost fully as many students have seriously completed these extra curricular activity and learned many fundamental things.
Unfortunately we do not have a link which can give weightage to these students in job related things. We do not have a compulsory military tenure in our country for the youngsters finishing their education. So the continuity of the purpose is lost and many students are taking NCC and NSS as casual activities. This can be improved only by changing our national educational and employment policies.
Today in view of threat from neighboring countries for war or terrorism it is imperative that our leaders should think in these directions so that NCC and NSS are truly linked to our national security.
Knowledge is power.
A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.
So, these invaluable experiences, including emergency care training, helped me. I couldn't get through the tough qualifying process for the Republic parade NCC camp which almost gets's an entry into a medical course.
I think NCC can identify individual who can be potentially good candidates for the various defence sectors and groom them after their XI & XII if they show interest, as I feel this is the best time for talent scouting. They need not always serve in the forward area but can be in the various support sectors.
Now with better internet reach and websites, these interested candidates can continue their association with NCC and then use as a platform if they want to choose a career in the defence sectors.
Certainly, weightage should be given to genuine candidates (who come without any influence or recommendations letters) for professional courses and employment. Once this is in place, then make at least 1-2 years compulsory in NCC or NSS as if you see the western countries, many of them enrol in the Scouts association and have long-term association
I am stating the above from my personal experience during my student days and later in service life.
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