Jamia Vice Chancellor Part of Top Panel to Make NCC More Relevant


Najma Akhtar

Defence Ministry has also taken on the panel MS Dhoni and others from different fields

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NEW DELHI – Jamia Millia Islamia vice-chancellor Najma Akhtar is now a member of a high level committee constituted by the Ministry of Defence for “a comprehensive review of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in order to make it more relevant in changing times”, Indian Express reported.

A statement from Jamia Millia said that along with Akhtar the other members of the prominent faces from different fields including “Former Team India Captain MS Dhoni, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra, MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, GoI, Vasudha Kamat, Former VC, SNDT Women’s University, Mukul Kanitkar, National Organizing Secretary, Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal, Maj. Gen. Alok Raj (Retd), DICCI Chairman Milind Kamble, SIS India Limited MD Rituraj Sinha, Vedika Bhandarkar, COO-Water.org, Databook CEO Anand Shah and Mayank Tewari, JS (Trg), DoD are other members of the committee.”

According to the ministry, the committee will suggest measures “that can empower NCC cadets to contribute more effectively towards nation building and national developmental efforts in various sectors; propose measures for gainful engagement of its Alumni for betterment of the organisation as a whole and to study/recommend best practices of similar international youth organisations for inclusion in the NCC curriculum.”

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