The National Cadet Corps (NCC) was formed in 1948 by an Act of Parliament with a view to inculcate the qualities of initiative, self confidence and a sense of responsibility, which are the essential ingredients of leadership among the youth of the country. The aim of NCC training is not only to produce material for the armed forces but also to provide leaders for other fields of our national activities and to inculcate defence consciousness in our youth.

The NCC is the best organised and premier youth organisation in the country with 13 lakhs students on its rolls and it helps in national integration by providing an opportunity to students of all states in getting together on All India Camps. It provides mountaineering, skiing, flying, gliding, paratrooping and boat pulling training to the cadets in addition to elementary military training.

The P&T Department have brought out this stamp in commemoration of the Silver Jubilee of the NCC and dedicated to the youth of the country. The design of the stamp depicts the emblem of the NCC.

(Source: Information sheet issued by the P&T Department)

Date of issue: 25.11.1973