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Lachit-II flagged off from Biswanath Ghat

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TEZPUR, Oct 17: Lt Gen DS Rana, AVSM, YSM, SM, general officer of Commanding 4 Corps, flagged off the ‘Sailing Expedition Lachit-II’ on Monday from Biswanath Ghat, Biswanath Chariali as a part of the celebrations of 75 years of NCC Raising.
76 senior division and senior wing naval NCC cadets from 48 and 49 Assam Naval Unit NCC are participating in the expedition. The team will be covering a distance of 220 km in10 days traversing through 5 districts before reaching Pandu Port, Guwahati on October 26, 2022. Each day the expedition team will cover an average distance of 20 to 25 km. The expedition team will take the first halt at Silghat, Nagaon after covering a distance of 30 km on day 1. While enroute, the team will be creating awareness on social issues such as ‘Beti
Bachao Beti Padao’ and ‘Social Media – Benefits and Harms’, etc., during their halts. The cadets were part of CATC conducted by 5 A Bn NCC for pre pre-sailing phase from October 9 to 16, 2022.
During the pre-sailing phase, the cadets were trained on river sailing and pulling aspects; and underwent jump and recovery procedures in river current in case of any contingency. All the cadets participating in the expedition are swimming qualified and have undergone the pulling/ sailing training including man overboard drill to overcome any emergencies.
The expedition is led by Lt Cdr Rajesh Bhujel, CO 49 Assam Naval Unit NCC and is assisted by Lt Cdr Debanand Doley, CO 48 Assam Naval Unit NCC as safety officer. Three in no 27 ft DK Whalers are taking part in the expedition. Additionally, a support vessel from IWT, army and two rescue boats from both the Naval NCC Units will be part of the expedition.

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