Shalini Singh becomes first woman NCC cadet to complete mountaineering course
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20-year-old Shalini Singh from Lucknow has become the first woman NCC cadet in India to complete a mountaineering course in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand.
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Shalini Singh scaled the 15,400 ft peak in Dring Valley in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand as part of the course.
The training course took place at Tekla, Uttarkashi from 26 April to 6 May.
The training was conducted under tough conditions, with subzero (-14°C) temperatures.
Shalini was the only woman cadet in the team of 45 NCC cadets.
This included training in rock climbing, rappelling, snow and ice climbing and camping.
Shalini Singh was admitted as Senior Wing NCC Cadet in 67 UP Battalion.
National Cadet Corps (NCC):
It is the youth wing of the Indian Armed Forces, headquartered in New Delhi, India.
It has been active since July 16, 1948 and is open to school and college students on a voluntary basis.
The NCC functions as a tri-services organisation comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force.
Its primary aim is to develop the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens.
The Soldier Youth Foundation in India is a voluntary organisation that recruits cadets from high schools, higher secondary schools, colleges and universities across the country.
On completion of their course, officers and cadets in NCC and Soldier Youth Foundation are not bound to serve in active military duty.
Its emblem comprises three colours: red - representing the Indian Army, dark blue - representing the Indian Navy and light blue - representing the Indian Air Force.
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