Pune: The INS Shivaji Unit of the Sea Cadet Corps celebrated its 23rd anniversary on May 26.
The Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) is a voluntary organisation that offers an opportunity to the young boys and girls for all round development, particularly in nautical subjects and watermanship.
The Sea Cadet Corps Unit at INS Shivaji was started on April 12, 1995. Children from Pune, Talegaon, Khandala, Khopoli, Panvel and Kalyan are members of this unit. The training is aimed at instilling a spirit of adventure and providing an exposure to watermanship and seamanship activities. The Corps develops children into responsible and mature citizens.
To commemorate it’s 23rd anniversary, the cadets presented a smart parade and showcased their skills by performing semaphore and cane drills with clockwork precision.
Cmde K Srinivas, Station Commander Lonavla and Commanding Officer INS Shivaji presided over the ceremony and motivated the young children.
The event saw enthusiastic attendance by the proud parents of the
INS Shivaji has been providing its facilities to train the SCC, which includes parade and watermanship training and camps. Commander KR Khilare, Gunnery Officer of INS Shivaji, is the Commandant of SCC at INS Shivaji and his team of dedicated sailors have been effectively overseeing the training of cadets in the unit.
A total of 343 boys and 101 girls between the age group of 10 and 17 (Class V to XII) are presently members of the Sea Cadet Corps, INS Shivaji Unit.