NCC made me more responsible and committed: Shudziini Chisiiote, ‘Best Cadet’ under Senior Wing in Kohima Region

Peren: NCC is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India

BY | Thursday, 27 April, 2023
Nagaland Governor La Ganesan felicitates Shudziini Chisiiote on 22 March 2023.

“NCC made me more responsible and committed to the work I am assigned with,” 21 years old Shudziini Chisiiote said, adding that the organisation has made her realise the importance of “Unity and Discipline”, which is the motto of the National Cadet Corps.

The BA 6th semester student (History) at St. Xavier College Jalukie, Peren was recently awarded ‘Best Cadet’ under senior Wing by Group HQ NCC North East Kohima Region..

Nagaland Tribune conducted an exclusive interview with Shudziini Chisiiote to know the benefits of joining NCC, the opportunities that it provides and her plans for the future.

NT: What motivated you to join NCC?

SC: I wanted to join NCC for its uniform, but besides that my friends also encouraged me to join the organisation for personality developments.

NT: What changes have you noticed in yourself after joining NCC?

SC: NCC made me more responsible and committed to the work I am assigned with. Being a cadet has made me realise the importance of unity and discipline, which is the motto of NCC.

NT: Why should students join the NCC?

SC: Every student should join NCC as it provides opportunities which other clubs or organizations do not offer.

NT: What are the challenges of being a senior cadet?

SC: Getting the rank of Senior Under Officer (SUO), which is the highest rank for NCC in college level was quite challenging as we had to compete with other fellow cadets who are very capable.

Being a senior comes with responsibilities to coordinate along other cadets, Care Taker Officer (CTO) and college as well. It is always challenging but fun as well. The whole process is about learning to be better and better.

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NT: What are the important qualities a good leader should possess?

SC: A good leader should possess the quality of being approachable, motivating and being positive.

NT: How do you feel being awarded the ‘Best Cadet’ in Senior Wing by Group HQ NCC North East Kohima Region?

SC: I feel privileged and truly blessed. I had to sacrifice a lot coping with my studies, NCC camps, long journeys and sometimes financial constraints, however it did not stop me from continuing. God has never left my side and continues to pave the way.

NT: What are your plans after graduation?

SC: After completion graduation, I want to join the Indian Army. My aim is to become an Army officer.

NT: What is your message to cadets who are planning to join the NCC or have just joined?

SC: Always believe in oneself, remember your goals going forward and never doubt about yourself when faced by temporary failures.

Shudziini Chisiiote felicitated by 1 Nagaland Girls Bn NCC at Kohima on 26 April 2023.

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. It provides opportunities to the youth of the country for their all-round development with a sense of Duty, Commitment, Dedication, Discipline and Moral Values so that they become able leaders and useful citizens.

The cadets are given basic military training in small arms and drill. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course.

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