Mumbai: The National Cadet Corps (NCC) in the state will be taught the basics of aeromodelling and miniature warship modelling under the training programme, through which cadets can also be trained in flying microlight aircraft. The state has already disbursed funds for the training programme for these subjects in 2016-17.
An official from the department of sports and youth affairs said that the practical training gives the required flying experience to NCC cadets. This training programme will enhance the knowledge of cadets
There was a requirement of Rs. 11crore for implementing training programmes across seven NCC units in the state (Air wings in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur and Naval units in Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri and Nagpur). However the state has sanctioned around 80 % of the amount that is 8.80 crore.
Currently, around 33.22 lakh has been disbursed towards the training programme to start in academic year 2016-17.
Trainers and NCC officers welcomed the move. Dr KH Nagare, naval officer of Birla College said that these training activities were part of NCC camps. However, we could not train more than 10 students in each camp in the absence of funds. Modelling of one ship costs anywhere above Rs 10000. Funds have been sanctioned, it’s a great move. Now they can conduct trainings on a large scale.
Total Rs. 8.84 lakh and Rs. 13.21 lakh have been sanctioned respectively for training in aeromodelling and microlight flying to be conducted at Air wings in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. Meanwhile Rs. 11.08 lakh has been sanctioned for training of warship modelling to be conducted at Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Ratnagiri Naval units.