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
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.
Sangini Singh Makes the School Proud by Winning All India Best Cadet Award
Sangini Singh of class IX has made the school proud by winning the NCC All India Best Cadet award in Junior Wing of NCC (Army). She Received the award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 January on the occasion of NCC PM Rally held in New Delhi. It is a great achievement and she has brought laurels not only to the school but to the entire Directorate of Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Pondicherry. One needs to be multi-talented to win this prestigious award. Winning the coveted baton from the PM Sangini proved wrong the assumption that NCC is not just “Marchpast”or “Drill”. For Sangini taking part in the Republic Day Camp held in Delhi was a long cherished dream and winning the Gold medal was the icing on the cake.
ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS RALLY
A road safety awareness rally was organised by the District Road Transport Office on 4 Feb, 2019. The NCC cadets of our School participated in the rally. The Superintendent of Police, Nilgiri District, flagged off the rally. Cadets carried placards highlighting the importance of road safety and also the incidents of fatal accidents caused by rash driving. The rally proceeded through the thoroughfares of Ooty town and culminated at Charing Cross, Ooty.
NCC cadets sharpen their shooting skills
31 TN INDEP COY NCC Ooty, conducted firing practice for the cadets on 2 November 2018 at HPF HSS gorund, Indunagar. 33 cadets of our School participated in the practice and did fairly well though it was the first experience for most the cadets. Shreya Mallur, having gained exposure at the RDC training camp, performed extremely well scoring 70 points out of 75 which is the highest score at the unit level.
"Firing is one of the most important training activities in NCC, without which the NCC experience is incomplete. The cadets were waiting for firing day since the first day of their joining NCC and were very excited when the day finally arrived. They tried their hands on .22 rifle and each cadet was allowed to practice fifteen rounds. For some just holding the weapon was like an adventure.
At the training session the cadets looked jubilant with their rifles as for the majority it was for the first time they had handled a rifle. Firing under stringent safety norms and supervision of expert officers, the cadets gave out their best.
NCC cadets of the Lawrence School, Lovedale, participating in the Independence Day celebrations at the Govt. Arts College ground, Ooty on 15 August 2017.
Orientation Programme (NCC)
As part of the "Swach Bharath" mission, an orientation programme was conducted for the NCC cadets which was followed by a cleanliness drive in the Junior School. The cadets actively took part in the activity.
“A clean India would be the best tribute India could pay to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150 birth anniversary in 2019,” said Shri Narendra Modi as he launched the Swachh Bharat Mission at Rajpath in New Delhi. On 2nd October 2014, Swachh Bharat Mission was launched throughout length and breadth of the country as a national movement.
We believe that a sense of responsibility has been evoked in our young cadets through this activity.
The Tempest Enthrals School Students
Theatre students of Helen O’Grady International presented Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest through pantomime at the Anna Stadium on Friday, the 10th of February, 2017.
The play was witnessed by school students from across Ooty, including the entire Junior School of The Lawrence School, Lovedale.
The non-verbal play was truly a celebration of Shakespeare’s storytelling, with all the elements of mystery, the supernatural and grandeur presented through elaborate costumes and dramatic music and our students were totally enthralled by the experience.
Helen O Grady, a speech and drama academy running for the last 35 years, has been touring with The Tempest across several cities to encourage education through communication.
Committed towards the overall development and growth of children of all age groups, its international drama programme has tied up with various schools to provide exclusive and innovative educational initiatives with a global perspective.
Arpita Mittal, CEO of Helen O Grady India and the brain behind the programme, interacted with students from several schools of Ooty.
The play has been directed by India’s best known mime-artist and film personality K Paintal. It kept the audiences hooked to their seats with some never-seen-before choreographed acts.
Explaining more on the programmes run by the foundation, Mittal said, “They are given a platform to develop their communication skills; to act as if the world is their stage; to stimulate their creative self and enjoy the freedom to experiment.”
Once the enactment was over, there was a lucky draw with attractive gifts for the students and luckily all three prizes were won by students of our School.
A day prior to the performance, a curtain raiser on 'Shakespeare and The Tempest' was presented by Mrs. Ruchi Pradhan Datta, for the entire staff and students of the Junior School, so that they could appreciate the performance better.
"Well Begun .. half done"
The school takes immense pleasure to inform that K. J. Kirupa of class VIII bagged first place in an NCC Mini Marathon. The marathon was organised by the 31 TN INDEP COY NCC , Udhagamandalam on 22 Jan 2017 in Ooty to commemorate the 68th Republic Day. The Commanding Officer Col M P S Rawant flagged off the run. All the cadets of our school took part in the competition with great enthusiasm.
The event saw the participation of NCC cadets from various schools and colleges in the Nilgiris. The basic aim to organize the mini marathon was to encourage the participants to take up physical exercise to promote good health.