Chandigarh: City boy Rohit Kumar has been selected to take part in the Republic Day parade to be held at New Delhi. The selected student cadet is from Post-Graduate Government College, Sector 11 (PGGC) NCC unit.
However, Rohit has beaten around 18,000 NSS college and school volunteers from Chandigarh to make the city proud at the R-Day parade. Rohit is the only cadet selected from the Union Territory of Chandigarh for the parade to take place at Rajpath in the Capital. He will be having lunch with the President, the Vice-President and the Prime Minister.
In an exclusive interview with Daily Post, Rohit, sharing his success story, said, “I always dreamt of representing the city and my college at the prestigious Republic Day parade. I am happy and thankful to my parents and particularly my teacher Renu Tirkha, NSS Coordinator, PGGC-11, because whatever I am today is all because of her hard work.”
Sharing the selection procedure, Rohit said, “Every year around 36 lakh NSS students from all over India go to attend this camp and out of them 200 students are selected from five zones. Chandigarh falls in the North zone which includes Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, and Punjab.”
“For being selected for the R-Day parade, NSS volunteers of colleges and schools have to clear a district-level interview on the basis of parade and culture. In the process the students selected from Chandigarh were sent to the pre-Republic Day camp organized in Chandigarh and out of 200 students I was selected.”
This is not the first time Rohit has made his parents proud as in 2015 also he got registered in the Limca Book of Records by making a 160 feet long and 60 foot wide floor picture depicting women life at Sector 17 plaza.
Inspired by Swami Vivekanand and Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rohit is planning to take the NSS as career. Meanwhile, since Class V, Rohit remained an active participant and cleared the school and college-level parade contests. In Class XI he joined the NSS and before that in Classes V to X he was part of the Bharat Scout and Guides.
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