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NCC cadets resort to Ocean Sailing covering over 400 kilometres along the Puducherry coast

Ocean Sailing Expedition “Samudragami” being undertaken by 65 Cadets from NCC Group Puducherry under the aegis of NCC Directorate Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry & Andaman Directorate was flagged off at a colourful function by Education Minister of Puducherry  Kamalakannan from Thengaithittu harbour a suburb of Puducherry.

The Expedition is sailing from Thengaithittu to Karaikal through Cuddalore. Parangipettai, Pazhayar, Tharangampadi and Karaikal.  On the return leg they will sail up to Kalapet and culminate the expedition at Thengathittu thus covering a total distance of around 406 km. 

During the expedition, Social Service activities

During the expedition the team will be undertaking Social Service activities like Pollution Awareness Drives, Coastal Cleaning, Tree Plantation and Adventure activities like Scuba Diving and Kayaking.

The Sailing Expedition consists of 25 Girl Cadets and 35 Boy Cadets from Puducherry and Tamilnadu and is organised by the NCC Group, Puducherry under the aegis of NCC Directorate (TN,P & AN), Chennai.  . 

Commodore Malay K Kukreti, Deputy Director General, NCC Directorate (TN,P & AN), himself a Marine Commando, stressed on the importance of inculcating adventure spirit in the youth.   Col K. Jayachandran, Group Commander NCC Group Puducherry thanked the Education Minster and all the departments who helped in organising this mega event.

Selected Cadets expressed joy

On interacting with the cadets, they expressed their joy in getting selected for the expedition. They said that they had undergone extensive training in sailing and survival techniques before undertaking this mission.

 

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