Gangtok, Sep 21 (PTI) Sikkim Governor Shriniwas Patil
today conferred medals to 35 NCC cadets from the state for
their participation in various national and state level
The cadets were presented with the medals by Governor
Patil, First Lady Rajani Devi Patil, and senior state
government officers at the Ashirwaad Hall here.
G P Upadhyaya, Additional Chief Secretary said the event
was a historic moment for the tiny Himalayan state.
The 35 cadets from different institutions across the
state were recognised for their professional excellence and
devotion to duty since joining the National Cadet Corps, he
Upadhyaya said that Sikkim was the only state in the
entire nation that has the highest concentration of NCC cadets
as per population as compared to the rest of the country.
The Governor said that he was elated that such an event
was being held for the first time in Sikkim, and encouraged
the young cadets to join the armed forces and serve the
country with zeal, dedication and pride.