Apart from cricket, the other thing that former Indian skipper MS Dhoni loves is the Indian army. Dhoni has been quite vocal about his love and admiration for the Indian soldiers. He also holds the position of a Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary) in the Indian Army. The former Indian skipper is now all set to try his hand at something new as he forms a part of the 15-member panel that will review the National Cadet Corps (NCC).
The central government has decided to make amends in the youth wing of the Indian Armed Forces and make it more relevant. To make the task easier, a 15-member panel has been selected that will look after the NCC in-depth and will suggest the required changes. NCC was formed way back in 1948 under National Cadet Corps Act.
The organization aims at motivating youth and developing character, discipline, a secular outlook. The ministry released an official statement to announce the inclusion of MS Dhoni in the committee.
“Ministry of Defence has constituted a High-Level Expert Committee, under the chairmanship of former Member of Parliament Shri Baijayant Panda, for a comprehensive review of National Cadet Corps (NCC) in order to make it more relevant in changing times,” the ministry said in a statement.
Anand Mahindra another notable inclusion in the panel apart from MS Dhoni
“It aims to propose measures for gainful engagement of its Alumni for the betterment of the organization as a whole and to study and recommend best practices of similar international youth organizations for inclusion in the NCC curriculum,” the ministry statement said,” it added.
Apart from MS Dhoni, the 15-member panel also features Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra and former Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. The other members of the committee include MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Jamia Millia Islamia Vice-Chancellor Professor Najma Akhtar, Vasudha Kamat, Former vice-chancellor, SNDT Women’s University, and others.