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National Cadet Corps (NCC) is carrying out a nationwide campaign named ‘Puneet Sagar’ Campaign.
What is the ‘Puneet Sagar’ Campaign?
Puneet Sagar is a nationwide campaign to free seashores/beaches from plastic & other waste materials and increase awareness about the importance of keeping these clean.
Aim: To propagate the message of ‘Importance of Clean Seashores/Beaches’ amongst the local population and future generation.
Under the campaign, cadets will generate awareness about the conservation and impact of plastic pollution along the sea beaches through nukkad nataks, poetry recitation, signature campaigns, pamphlet distribution amongst others.
National Cadet Corps (NCC)
The NCC was formed in 1948 on the recommendation of H. N. Kunzru Committee . NCC is the world’s largest uniformed youth volunteer service organization.
The NCC cadets undergo basic military training at various levels and as well as academic curriculum basics related to the Armed forces and their functioning.
Nodal Ministry: The NCC falls under the purview of the Ministry of Defence and is headed by a Director-General of three-star military rank.
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Source: This post is based on the article “Cleaning of seashore and awareness drive in full swing under ‘Puneet Sagar’ Abhiyan by NCC cadets” published in PIB on 6th December 2021.