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NCC cadets’ naval expedition ends at Man of War jetty in city

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Published : Jun 13, 2018, 6:36 am IST
Updated : Jun 13, 2018, 6:35 am IST

NCC additional director general (West Bengal & Sikkim Directorate) Major General K.T. Sreekumar received the team.

These whaler boats were accompanied by three hired safety boats with support staff embarked on them for operational and logistic support. (Photo: PTI)
 These whaler boats were accompanied by three hired safety boats with support staff embarked on them for operational and logistic support. (Photo: PTI)

Kolkata: The annual sailing expedition by the naval wing of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) was flagged in at the Man of War jetty in Kolkata on Tuesday morning.

NCC additional director general (West Bengal & Sikkim Directorate) Major General K.T. Sreekumar received the team.

Undertaken by 60 Naval NCC Cadets of West Bengal and Sikkim Directorate from Farakka to Kolkata in four DK Whaler boats, the expedition commenced on May 25 with five days sailing and pulling camp at NTPC, Farakka.

Twenty five girls and 35 boys from North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Kolkata and Hooghly districts with eight uniformed instructors of the Indian Navy led by Captain M. Kulshreshtha, the

commanding officer, sailed in four boats after the expedition was flagged off on May 31.

These whaler boats were accompanied by three hired safety boats with support staff embarked on them for operational and logistic support.

The expedition team made enroute halts at Raghunathganj, Berhampur, Katwa, Nabadwip, Kalna, Dakhshineshwar before arriving at Kolkata jetty covering a total distance of around 430 kms.

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