Vasco: 10 days training programme for NCC Cadets was going on, on 8th December 2019 at Indian Naval Watermanship Training Centre (INWTC), Vasco. On this occasion Rajya Raksha Mantri Shri. Shripad Yesso Naik was on a visit to meet the cadets and see the training.
“I am most impressed by the manner in which you build the confidence of the young cadets, train them in sea faring skills and gradually expose them to the open seas. Cadets from all corners of the country, even from states who do not have a coastline, have all come together here to sharpen your skills and learn”, states Union Minister of State for AYUSH (I/C) & MOS Defence Shri Shripad Yesso Naik on his visit at the training in INWTC, Vasco.
The Indian Naval Watermanship Training Centre (INWTC), Vasco is providing an opportunity to train young cadets in the skills of seamanship. Seamanship or watermanship is the most important part of the Naval training. The INWTC imparts training to cadets in boat handling, sailing, pulling and other water sports like wind surfing, rowing, kayaking and canoeing. 55 NCC Cadets were imparted training at this special yachting Training Camp. There has been an increase in the number of venues for special Yachting Camps which will now be held at INWTC’s of Visakhapatnam, Kochi, Port Blair and Bhopal as well.
There has been an increase in vacancies in Nau Sainik Camp from 590 to 612 and in overseas deployment (OSD) cruise of 1 training squadron ships at Kochi from 20 to 30 cadets. There has been an overall increase in vacancies in the centrally organized camps from 1380 to 1800 cadets. There has been an increase in chief of the Naval Staff Scholarship amount for the best Naval Cadet from Rs.1200 to Rs. 10,000. All this has been done to inculcate healthy competitive spirit amongst the naval cadets.
“Today, I am happy to see the cadets learning the fine skills and excelling in wind surfing, enterprise class and whaler sailing. Fighting the elements while wind surfing or sailing in Deep Keel Whaler and Enterprise Class Boats, you have learnt the importance of coordination, team work and have developed pride and mutual loyalty among eachother”, states Shri Naik while addressing his speech to the cadets.
Director General national Cadet Corps Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Brig Ajay kumar Mahajan, Brigadier Training, Deputy Director General NCC Karnataka & Goa, Air Commondore Lalit Kumar jain, other officers, trainers and cadets from all parts of the country were present for the function.