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
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),
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.