Chilka : The All India NCC Sailing Regatta was conducted from 02 – 09 Nov 17 at Indian Naval Watermanship Training Centre at INS Chilka. The Deputy Director General of Odisha Commodore Shailendra Singh, NM was the Chief Guest and Commanding Officer INS Chilka graced the closing ceremony.
102 SD/SW Cadets from 17 Directorates representing all the states of our country participated whole heartedly in Regatta. There were total 51 each SD (boys) and SW (girls) cadets who participated in the event. Swimming test was conducted for all cadets. The Championship was conducted as per the rules framed by YAI. Daring Wind & Waves for last seven days 28 races were fought in true sportsman sprit in this picturesque arena in the backdrop of Kalijai to arrive at conclusion to decide the winners. All cadets displayed highest degree of proficiency in sailing.
The Odisha team comprised of Cadet Kalapahad Das, Cadet Saroj Behera, Cadet Biswaranjan Nayak, Cadet Sonalika Bhuya, Cadet Sheekha Bhoi and Cadet Lovely Rajhansa. It is a matter of pride that cadets from Odisha directorate took lot of interest and the winner’s trophy was retained by Odisha team. The complete Regatta was successfully co-ordinated by Lieutenant Commander Onkar Pattnaik, CO No4 (O) NCC Bhawanipatna under the guidance of Colonel Arun Kumar, Group Commander, Sambalpur. The Dy Director General Odisha, Commodore Shailendra Singh, NM congratulated the team and also thanked Commodore Manish Misra, Commanding Officer INS Chilka for providing all the necessary support for smooth conduct of the event.