Mysuru, February 19, 2022: “The NCC is capable of protecting the integrity of our country. It helps in instilling a sense of unity among all of us and patriotism among all. It also helps in developing discipline among the students,” opined Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha.
He participated in a program held at the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru, to felicitate the NCC cadets of various colleges of Mysuru who participated in the Republic Day parade, held in New Delhi on January 26. In his address, he said, “NCC makes a student disciplined. The country and the society expect a lot from you. When we visited various colleges to create awareness among the students about the ‘Swachch Bharath Abhiyan,’ the NCC, NSS candidates participated actively with enthusiasm. You also have played a vital role in making Mysuru a clean city. You are all our pride. I wish you all to make your parents proud by engaging in nation-building activities.”
Chief guest, NCC Mysuru Division In-charge Group Commander Col. V. Srinivas appreciated Parampujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji for encouraging the NCC cadets and expressed his view that the Swamiji’s principles are idealistic. “Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji took the initiative of creating a well-educated society when he was just 12 years old. His life is an inspiration for all of us. Discipline is very important for all of us in our lives. NCC helps the students to develop discipline, courage, and a sense of national integrity. All of you who have participated in the Republic Day parade are achievers. More students should join NCC. All the students should compulsorily experience NCC life, and the JSS College is at the forefront in this. It is also a matter of pride to know the representation of other colleges also,” he added.
Prof. Morabada Mallikarjuna, Director of the Physical Education Department, was present on the dais. All the NCC cadets and Commanding Officers who took part in the Republic Day parade were felicitated on this occasion.
Officers of the JSS MVP, Principals of various colleges, parents of the cadets, College Chief Executive Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah presented the introductory speech. Principal Dr. H.C. Honnappa welcomed.
Earlier, the program commenced with an invocation by student Kum. Sandhya and Kum. Sushmita. NCC Officers Lt. Col. Dr. L. Vinaykumar compered and Assistant Professor Dr. R. Suhas gave a vote of thanks.