Shirva, Dec 15, 2022: A one-day weapons training camp was organized under the guidance of Udupi Commanding Officer Colonel RK Singh at St Mary’s College, Shirva. The camp was jointly organized by the NCC Unit of the College and 21 Karnataka Battalion NCC Udupi.
“This is a golden opportunity, which is not available to all students. Cadets should take advantage of this camp,” said Dr. Herald Ivan Monis, Principal, St Mary’s College in his presidential address.
On the occasion, Company Sergeant Quarter Master Ashish Prasad, Corporal Rhea Sarina D’Souza, Cadets Pooja, Khulidra Khushi, and Loy Winston Fernandes who participated in the firing training held at Police Fire Range, Karkala were felicitated.
Lt. K. Praveen Kumar, NCC officer of the college spoke about the camp.
“It is very important for every cadet to get hands-on experience in how to handle weapons. It will be helpful in future certificate examinations and various job opportunities,” he said.
Lance Corporal Shettigar Hemashree Sudarshan gave an introductory speech explaining the main objective and benefit of the training.
The training helps the students to prepare for the NCC exam. The cadets were provided weapon training, firing, map reading, field craft and battle craft, theory classes on NCC subjects, and drills. The camp aims at providing overall personality development.
BHM Mahendra Limbu, Havaldar Peshal BDR Tamang of 21 Karnataka Battalion NCC Udupi Unit were the resource persons. Apart from equipping for the exams, they taught drills, map reading, firing, field craft, and battle craft, and how to handle weapons through demonstration.
Senior Under Officer Mohit N Salian, Junior Under Officer Dheeraj Acharya, Lobo Ann Rhea Nevil, Sergeant Deepak, Reyon D’Souza, Corporal Manjunath Amaravati, Cadet Anup Naik, and Alistar Sujay D’Souza assisted in the camp.
Yashoda, director of student welfare of the college, all the cadets were present in this program. Cadet Vani U Salian welcomed, Lance Corporal Anish Bhat proposed the vote of thanks and cadet Sonali Kulal compered the program.