Dhamra: The first Ocean Sailing Expedition by NCC Cadets of Odisha kick started from Dhamra Port today.
As many as 30 naval cadets participating in this event will be covering a distance of 400 kms off the Odisha coast, sailing in the Bay of Bengal.
The sailing expedition is being conducted under the supervision of NCC Group Headquarters, Cuttack and aegis of NCC Directorate, Odisha. A Five-day training session of the cadets and other requirements for the expedition were facilitated by Dhamra Port Company Ltd (DPCL) inside the port premises.
District Magistrate and Collector of Bhadrak, Shri Akshay Kumar Pani flagged off two Naval whaler boats engaged in the sailing expedition from the Dhamra Port jetty on Monday. Deputy Director General of NCC, Odisha Commoder BK Patnaik, Director NCC Odisha Col. Hafiz Khan, Assistant Director (Training) Col. AVR Rao and Harbour Master of DPCL Capt. Mirza Baig were present on the occasion among others.
The 10-day Expedition is scheduled to conclude at Gopalpur beach on February 15 with halts at Pentha and Jambhu in Kendrapara district, Paradeep and Siali in Jagatsinghpur district, Astarang, Konark, Puri Town and Chilka Mouth in Puri district, and Prayagi in Ganjam district. During their halts, the cadets will interact with the local population and see various places of importance.