National Cadet Corps - NCC
Inauguration of NCC JD/JW in The Lawrence School, Lovedale
The Lawrence School, Lovedale strongly believes that education aims at creating a human resource of organised, trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life. Keeping up the same the School has decided to start the Junior Division of National Cadet Corps.
The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.
The Unit was inaugurated on 3rd August 2015 by Col. Mahendrapal Singh Rawat, The Commanding Officer, 31(TN) INDEP COY NCC, UDHAGAMANDALAM. The programme started with lighting the lamp. The Headmistress Mrs Sangitha Chima welcomed the Chief Guest, Col. Mahendrapal Singh Rawat.
The Chief Guest, in his speech gave a brief history of NCC and highlighted the benefits of joining NCC.
AIMS OF NCC
1. To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizen.
2. To create a human resource of organised trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life including the Armed Forces and be always available for the service of the nation.
Motto of NCC
The motto of NCC is 'Unity & Discipline' which was adopted on 23 Dec 1957. In living up to its motto, the NCC strives to be and is one of the greatest cohesive forces of the nation, bringing together the youth hailing from different parts of the country and moulding them into united, secular and disciplined citizens of the nation.
Institutional Training for the Cadets
Since its initiation, the NCC Unit of The Lawrence School , Lovedale has been conducting regular institutional training for the cadets which include Drill and other common subjects like Map Reading , Military History, National Integration, Leadership and Environment and ecology.
Associate NCC OFFICER (ANO)/ Care Taker
The School has designated Mr. Gijo Joseph as the ANO of NCC, The Lawrence School, Lovedale and he has also been appointed as the Care Taker (CT) of the unit by the Selection Board. He has been detailed to proceed to Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) Kamptee for undergoing Pre Commission Training. The training will be held from 11 July 2016 to 8 October 2016.
Cleanliness Campaign ( Swacha Bharath Abhiyaan)
Institutional Training- Drill
Institutional Training – Classes for Common Subjects
NCC Day Activities at The Lawrence School, Lovedale
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth."
- Muhammad Ali
On 26th November 2023, 100 cadets from The Lawrence School, Lovedale, participated in activities focused on community service and environmental stewardship to commemorate NCC Day. Under the guidance of the ANO and three other teachers, the cadets took the initiative to clean up the school campus, transforming it into a pristine haven for learning.
In collaboration with Upstream Ecology, an esteemed NGO in Ooty, and Zoo Outreach, a notable NGO in Coimbatore, the cadets dedicated their efforts to the Shola Grass Restoration Project. They played a vital role in preserving and enhancing the local ecosystem through meticulous weeding. This collaboration exemplifies the power of partnerships in fostering environmental sustainability.
To recognise the cadets' hard work and encourage their spirit of service, we treated them to their favourite snack - pizza. This small token of appreciation undoubtedly fueled their enthusiasm. This gesture not only celebrated their accomplishments but also reinforced the idea that service to the community is a reward in itself.
The NCC Day activities at The Lawrence School, Lovedale, showcased the cadets' dedication and emphasised the importance of community collaboration in creating a positive impact. The event served as a reminder that small acts of service contribute to the greater well-being of society and the environment.
Social Service Initiative by NCC Cadets
18 NCC cadets along with the ANO, Mr Gijo Joseph and Mr Saravanan, visited "INDRA NAGAR" the village which has been adopted by the NCC Sub unit of The Lawrence School, Lovedale.