Counter misinformation in digital age: PM to NCC cadets
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Counter misinformation in digital age: PM to NCC cadets

January 30, 2022

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday warned against the “dangers of misinformation” in digital age and asked NCC cadets to counter it with awareness campaigns.

Addressing National Cadet Corps (NCC) Rally at Cariappa Ground on Jan. 28, the PM said, “Today on the one hand there are good possibilities related to digital technology and information, on the other hand, there are dangers of misinformation. It is also necessary that the common man of our country should not fall prey to any rumour. The NCC cadets can run an awareness campaign for this.”

The PM asked NCC cadets to combine their aspirations and action with the development and aspirations of the country. He said that the cadets should come forward to engage with school drop-outs and try to remove their obstacles to ensure education to them.

There is another area which needs our attention — deteriorating imbalance in virtual and real life. NCC cadets can work in this direction, he said.

The PM stressed that drugs should not reach the school/ college where there is NCC or NSS. He advised the cadets to be free from drugs themselves and, at the same time, keep their campus free from the menace.

He stressed that the students should help their non NCC-NSS friends to give up this bad habit.

Modi remembered with pride his NCC connection and credited his training as an NCC cadet for giving him the strength to carry out his responsibilities towards the nation.

He talked about the steps being taken to strengthen the NCC in the country and said that a high-level review committee was set up in the country and one lakh new cadets were created in the border areas of the country.

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He noted the presence of the large number of the girl cadets in NCC and termed it to be a symbol of changing attitude of the nation. “Daughters are taking admission in Sainik Schools and women are getting major responsibilities in the Indian Army. The daughters of the country are flying fighter planes in the Air Force. In such a situation, it should be our endeavour that more and more daughters are included in NCC,” he said.

The Prime Minister paid tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai and Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa for their contribution in nation building as both have their birth anniversaries on Jan. 28.

In the beginning, the PM inspected the Guard of Honour, reviewed March Past by NCC contingents and witnessed the NCC cadets displaying their skills in army action like slithering, microlight flying, parasailing etc. The best cadets also received medal and baton from the Prime Minister.

3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Counter misinformation in digital age: PM to NCC cadets”

  1. Gautam says:

    What a plonker this PM Modi is, dressing in a NCC head gear, and dishing out advice about aspects that his inept government has failed to address.
    Before his admirers, jump up and accuse ,the Sonia dynasty is no better.
    Too many photo opportunities like this in India. You will not see any leader of any other country indulging in these photo shots.

  2. Nandini says:

    @Gautam
    Interesting to see PM Modi in the NCC head gear!
    Knowing his propensity for photo opportunities and selfies with American IT entrepreneurs, I did not expect him to brandish NCC gear in this presentation.
    The next time when he addresses another Brahmakumari event, we could expect him to be dressed in a white saree to do so?
    How about an event in a military academy where he would address officers? In a brigadier or in a general uniform?

  3. Gautam says:

    @Nandini
    Just a few years ago, PM Modi appeared in a typical Tamil Nadu dress with a shirt, a white dhoti and an angavastra in Mahabalipuram , where he met his friend then : China’s president Xi Jining. His admirers which includes this SOM, then gushingly praised him as a leader with vision, who was going to fix the territorial problems that India has had with China.
    Xi Jinping went back and within a short time replied with further incursions into Indian territories with a net gain which his government covered up in India. But Western observers commented how successfully China usurped a swath of Indian land!

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