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74th NCC Raising Day – November 27, 2022

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Raising-Day-of-National-Cadet-CorpsNational Cadet Corps (NCC), the world’s largest uniformed youth organisation raised in 1948, annually celebrates its raising day on the 4th Sunday of November.  The observance of NCC Raising day includes marches by NCC Cadets, blood donation camps and other social development programmes.

The 27th November 2022, marks the observance of NCC’s 74th Raising Day.

  • The 73rd NCC Raising Day was observed on 28th November 2021.
  • The 75th NCC Raising Day will be observed on 26th November 2023.


i.The Cadet Corps Committee was formed on 29th September 1946 with Pt HN Kunzru as chairman.

  • NCC was raised on 15th July 1948 in New Delhi.
  • NCC Day is observed annually on the 4th Sunday in November to commemorate the day in 1947 when the first units were raised in Delhi.


  • Colonel Gopal Gurunath Bewoor, who later retired as Chief of Army Staff, took over as the first Director of the NCC on 31st March 1948.
  • The Director of NCC is now called the Director General(DG) of NCC.

Significance of NCC:

i.The curriculum of NCC includes multifaceted activities which provide an opportunity to the youth for self-development.

ii.NCC will also motivate the youth to join the Armed forces and contribute to nation-building.

iii.NCC also provides a platform to harness international relations by sending its cadets as ambassadors of peace and unity to more than 25 countries.


On the occasion of the 74th NCC Raising Day, Giridhar Aramane, Defence Secretary laid a wreath and paid homage to the fallen heroes on behalf of the entire NCC fraternity at National War Memorial, New Delhi, Delhi.

About National Cadet Corps (NCC):

Director General– Lieutenant General Gurbirpal Singh
Motto– “Unity and Discipline”
Headquarters– New Delhi, Delhi