A 14-day training exercise of Mohasthan Regiment of Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) began at the playground of Bangladesh Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) in Rajshahi on Wednesday.
A total of 503 cadets of senior, junior and women divisions from 91 educational institutions in Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions are taking part in the training. Some army officers, territorial force officers, professor under officers and teacher are also participating at the course.
Main thrust of the training is to enhance moral and mental strength of the cadets along with equipping them with discipline and leadership characteristics.
BCSIR Director Dr Monsur Rahman, inaugurated the course as the chief guest.
Dr. Rahman urged the cadets to involve themselves in the nation building activities in a disciplined manner by making the good use of the knowledge they gained during the training.
Besides, he said the BNCC members could play a pivotal role in protecting the country's independence and sovereignty.
Dr Rahman called for devoting themselves towards building a prosperous Bangladesh.
In the course, the cadets are being imparted training on physical, drill, leadership, military discipline, liberation war history, war tactics and armory side by side with various social development activities to help them get prepared to face any calamity, according to BSS. - Idrak