Adventure activities have been incorporated in NCC
training with the aim of inculcating and strengthening
leadership traits amongst the cadets. These activities
in NCC can be broadly divided into the following:-
aim of mountaineering expeditions in NCC, is
to stengthen the character, instil values of
courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership,
secular outlook, determination and perseverance
in cadets. They also give a chance to cadets
to explore flora and fauna and meet friendly
people of the hill regions.
The peaks are selected in conjuction with IMF.
NCC provides the euipment which is of the best
quality available in the market. The team is
led by experienced moutaineers from the services.
This is a very popular adventure activity, both
with the boy and girl cadets.
There are three premier mountaineering institutes
where cadets undergo mountaineering courses
i.e. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi,
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling
and Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali.
Vacancies on various courses are allotted every
year to NCC. These are further sub-alloted to
various Directorates based on their demand/
Sailing Expedition is an interesting feature
of the Naval Training. During Sailing Expeditions,
the cadets get practical training in Boat Pulling
and Sailing. Coastal states conduct sailing
expeditions at sea, and in the major rivers
by the states. They learn to survive at sea
and overcome the vagaries of the weather.
546 Parasails are held with various Directorates.
Regular launches are carried out by the Dtes.
20 SD/SW cadets take part in PM's Rally every
A Total of ten All India Treks are conducted
every year i.e. three for girls and seven for
boys and a total of 10,000 cadets take part
Camel Safari is undertaken in Rajasthan usually
in the month of Oct. Foreign Cadets are also
invited to join in the Safari.
These Expeditions are conducted at Directorate
A White Water Rafting node is being established
at Haridwar. Rafting will be carried out for
cadets from all over the country. Subsequently
nodes will be established in other states as
well, depending on feasibility of rafting in
Diving has gained popularity among NCC cadets
in recent years, though its inception took place
in 1982. These courses are now being conducted
at Kochi, Vizag, Mumbai and Delhi, with complete
assistance from the Naval Diving Teams.