The Motto of NCC:Unity and Discipline (Ektaaur Anushasan)
We the cadets of the National Cadet Corps,
do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India.
We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizens of our nation.
We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness
and concern for our fellow beings
ABOUT THE NCCBRIEF HISTORY:
NCC was introduced in Shillong College in 1963 with the then Head of the Department of Commerce, Capt. D S Rawat as the Associate NCC Officer(ANO). Being an avid sportsman himself he motivated and encouraged the young students to take up NCC which led many to become commissioned officers in the Army. In the subsequent years, Major Umesh Ch. Kakati (Head, Botany Department) took over the mantle to lead the young brigade and it was during the late 1970’s that the girls Senior Wing was formed. For some years Major Kakati looked after both the NCC Senior Division (Boys) and Senior wing (Girls) of Shillong College. Later, as per the directions received from the 61 Meghalaya NCC girls Bn. Smt. Rama Sarkar of the Botany Department took over separate charge of the Girls Wing. After Smt Rama Sarkar, Dr. (Smt) A. Nongbri of the Khasi Department took charge as Care taker Officer (CTO).
At present the young military brigade of Shillong College comprises of both boys and girls enrolled as Senior Division and Senior Wing cadets of the oldest and largest voluntary organisation of India, comprising a total of 103 (50-girls & 53 Boys).
The Shillong College Boys’ wing of the NCC, at present, is being looked after by Capt. (Dr.) B. P. Tripathi. The NCC Shillong College Girls is under the charge of Lt A Basaiawmoit of the English Department who completed her commission from the Officers Training Academy, Gwalior in 2009.
Over the years, the NCC cadets of the College have been participating in various training camps, competitions, Republic Day Camps, National Integration Camps etc. which included All India Advance Leadership Course, Army Attachment, Mountaineering, All India Summer TrainingCourse, Para-jumping etc. and brought laurels to the College as well as the State. The NCC cadets have also been regularly taking part and have received various decorations at Camps such as Combined Annual Training Camp, National Integration Camps, Mountaineering and Trekking Expeditions, ThalSainik Camps, Pre Republic day Camps, Military Hospital Attachment Camps, Army Attachment Camps to name a few apart from taking part in various other activities such as Swaacch Bharat campaign, Blood Donation Drives, Tree Plantation Programmes and a host of others.
1. To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth.
2. To provide leadership in all walks of life and be always available for the service of the nation.
3. To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up career in the armed forces.
4. To develop character, comradeship/discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst the youth of the country.
5. To fulfil the requirements expected in the latest socio-economic scenario in India.
6. To develop character, discipline, comradeship, secular outlook, ideals of selfless services and adventure spirits amongst large numbers of young citizens.
7. To create a pool of trained, organized and motivated youth with various leadership qualities in every walk of their life and serve the Nation irrespective of career they choose.
8. To provide a sound environment conducive towards motivating large numbers of young people of India to join armed forces.
In keeping with the motto of NCC “Unity and Discipline”, the NCC has helped in developing qualities of character, leadership, comradeship, courage, discipline and the ideals of selfless service amid the youth of the college. The energy, enthusiasm and feeling of patriotism is visible in each and every cadet.