New Delhi: On 24 Sep 2015, National Cadet Corps (NCC) was presented the certificate by Limca Book of Records for the ‘Largest Yoga performance simultaneously by a single uniformed youth organisation (NCC) at multiple venues on International Day of Yoga on 21 Jun 2015. The certificate was presented by Mrs Vijaya Ghose, Editor Limca Book of Records to Lt Gen A Chakravarty in the august presence of Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar.
Based on the encouragement given by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his address in the Prime Minister’s NCC Rally on 28 Jan 2015, NCC created this record with 9,50,210 NCC cadets performing Yoga simultaneously at 1767 venues pan India on 21 Jun 2015.
Interacting with the NCC cadets, the Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar shared with them some useful tips on how to make the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign a success. He said, NCC is on the verge of undergoing major expansion as the demand for its expansion is huge. The Minister complimented the staff of NCC and all the cadets for their hard work and dedication and said that NCC could play a very crucial role in nation-building by grooming the youth as future leaders.
Earlier, the Director General of NCC Lt Gen A Chakravarty gave an account of NCC activities and said the organisation is truly proud of its achievement of finding a place in the Limca Book of Records for which he also thanked Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Ayush for their support to NCC in conducting event successfully on International Day of Yoga.