36 Maharashtra Battalion CHRIST NCC Academic Report 2021 - 22

National Cadet Corps of CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus is registered under 36 Maharashtra Battalion and consists of an Army Wing. The main focus of NCC is on instilling discipline in the cadets, besides fostering healthy competition for the ranks, while keeping the greater interest of the nation in mind to create prospective officers for the Armed Forces. The National Cadet Corps is the only organization of its kind, which imparts Leadership, Discipline, Integration, Adventure, Military, Physical, and Community Development training to over 15 lakh youth in the country.


The first batch of NCC cadets was enlisted in 2021, with 33 cadets (21 SDs and 12 SWs). Interview, physical test, and written examination were the three steps of the selection process. Mr Prakash P, the Caretaker, supervised all of the rounds. The online interview took place on 9th September 2021, and those who were shortlisted were invited to take an offline physical and written test on 25th September 2021. The physical selections were conducted by Major Shubash Chandra and CHM Amarjeet Singh (NCO Training Officer) of the 36 Maharashtra Battalion, Pune Group. After which the final selections were made.


The training took place six days a week and emphasized physical and mental strength, endurance, and teamwork. The training starts from 6 AM to 7:30 AM for 1 hrs 30 mins. Theory classes began on November 17th followed by parade training from 6:45 AM to 7:30 AM. Mr S H Ben Chrisbin, the NCC Instructor, oversaw the sessions. Cadets were instructed in the drill, briefed on NCC, provided insights on rifles, and given an introduction to the armed forces and SSB during the classes. Many documentaries and speeches by army officers were also shown during the sessions.

A session by Dr Arundathi, Campus Doctor on first aid was conducted on 26th March 2022, to brief cadets about the steps to be taken during a medical emergency. We had a few demonstrations of the same to ensure quick and suitable actions during a crisis.

We have a parade every Saturday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM followed by healthy refreshments. Every week on Thursday, cadets are taken for a run around campus followed by a strenuous workout to improve their physical fitness. The cadets also went on a 5km run around Lavasa. In addition, the college has offered free access to Christ Fitness Club facilities for cadets to improve their fitness.


On 14th November 2021, all the cadets went on a trek and cleanliness drive accompanied by Mr Prakash P. Cadets reported near the Lavasa town hall at 6:00 AM and started the trek which was through Ekaant retreat.

Everyone carried along a small backpack containing essentials and an extra garbage bag in order to collect the extra plastic waste on the way and back.


On 12th December 2021, all the cadets were taken for trek training accompanied by Mr S H Ben Chrisbin. The cadets reported at 7:00 AM to the MBA Campus carrying their small backpacks containing fruits, water, and other essentials. Before starting they were assigned a buddy to accompany them throughout. The route taken was via event center street, 12 no Rd, moving towards Mugaon. And after walking for 8km we had reached a scenic viewpoint where we rested and were provided with snacks. 

After that, we had team-building activities which aided in great enthusiasm in all the cadets. After spending about 1.30 hrs over there we started to depart back to the university. We had reached back to the university at 11:30 AM where refreshments were provided and this had marked an end to the trek.


On 26th January 2022, the Republic Day parade was held on the central campus. During the program, the Chief Guest Mrutyunjoy Gowsami, Lavasa City Manager and Dr Fr Jossy P George, Director of CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus were present for the flag hoisting. The non-teaching staff were awarded certificates for their enormous support during the pandemic. Advancing into the program a session was held with three teaching faculties who had served in the armed forces.

Col Thomas Mathew Prakash Vempazhthrail, an alumnus of AFMC Pune, joined with 24 years of Regimental, Research, Staff, Instructional, and Command Exposure in the Army Medical Corps and 14 years of Operations and Project management experience at Hiranandani Hospital Powai and Hinduja Hospital Khar. He is a life member of the Confederation of Accredited Healthcare Organization. Dr Maharajan K served as a Senior Executive Officer (Operations) & Qualified Instructor in the Indian Air Force for 20 Years. 

Dr Sanjeev Kadam has 3-decades of professional experience, which includes versatile military experience in mechanical engineering O&M and manpower consultancy for oil, gas, petrochemical, power, and manufacturing sectors. They all shared their experience in the forces, why one should join the armed forces, the procedure, and tips to get selected.


NCC in collaboration with the Department of Medicine, held a blood donation camp in the MBA Campus smart room on 29th March 2022, from 9:00 AM. to 8:00 PM. About 200 people donated blood, including students and employees. The blood was collected by a medical team from Jehangir Hospital and the Red Cross Hospital. This action guaranteed the message of good cause was conveyed and that individuals were encouraged to donate blood.


On 8th April 2022, Wing Commander Krishna Kumar of the Indian Air Force and CHRIST alumnus visited our campus and interacted with the cadets. In the session, he recounted numerous experiences as an officer of the IAF, and also as part of the Investigation personnel for the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau. He also shared his love of riding and emphasized the importance of following general road safety rules. 

We all then made a solemn promise to be responsible motorists and follow road safety rules. After the session, Wg Cdr. Krishna Kumar continued to interact with the cadets in the cafeteria to clarify the general doubts and queries about the session and life in the Armed Forces. The session was extremely useful and constructive as it provided us with an insight into the life a lot of us have visualized for ourselves and his genial and humble attitude made it all the more enriching.


On 18 December 2021, the cadets were called in to help with the crowd management in the Magnificat, Central Campus. The program began at 6:00 PM till 9:00 PM. Before the event, the cadets were briefed about their roles and everyone was assigned the positions. While few cadets were assigned near the guest, other Cadets were assigned all around the central block to ensure there was no misconduct. Assigning the cadets to maintain the conduct of the students ensured the peaceful flow of the whole event.


On 5th March 2022, ten cadets were assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the Readers Club inauguration in the Central Campus auditorium. Mr Amit Nagpal, the author of The Elephant on the Dinner Table, was the day's special visitor. The cadets were assigned locations and responsibilities prior to the program and the duty was carried out.


On 6th May 2022, the much-anticipated traditional and cultural dance fest of CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus was held on the Amphitheater, Central Block. Throughout the event, the NCC Cadets were assigned duty in several areas. After some modest refreshments, the Cadets headed to their allocated locations accompanied by the SWO volunteers. At 5.15 PM., the cadets arrived at the venue and assisted the visitors from Ashiana Old Age Home and others in settling in. The event finally came to an end at around 9:15 PM. in a very upbeat and vibrant tone. The cadets gathered around the stalls where refreshments were provided and everyone dispersed thereafter.


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