NCC Cadet Juo Dechen Chuskit of JK&L Directorate awarded Raksha Mantri Padak

Srinagar: A momentous occasion unfolded for the Jammu Kasmir and Ladakh (JK&L) Directorate on Saturday as an exceptional and outstanding NCC Cadet, JUO Dechen Chuskit of 1 Ladakh Bn NCC was awarded the prestigious Raksha Mantri Padak. With this, she became the first Cadet from the newly carved UT of Ladakh to receive such a high award. This achievement is even more commendable since only two Cadets in the Country have been awarded the Raksha Mantri Padak.
This prestigious recognition underscores the cadet’s outstanding commitment to service, leadership, and exemplary contributions to the National Cadet Corps. The award not only signifies individual excellence but also highlights the crucial role played by the NCC in nurturing dedicated and responsible citizens. JUO Dechen Chuskit’s unwavering dedication to the principles of duty and discipline has made her a beacon of inspiration, epitomizing the spirit of the NCC. Her achievement stands as a testament to the potential within our youth for national service and commitment.
JUO Dechen Chuskit even though belonging to a remote village of Kargil worked hard to secure a place in the RDC contingent of the JK&L Dte in 2023 as part of the Group Song, Group Dance, Ballet and NIAP team thereby showcasing the rich culture and traditions of Ladakh. Her performance in all NCC related activities has been exemplary.
Despite facing economic, social and cultural challenges she volunteered to participate in various NCC Camps, Social Service and Community Development Programs. Her melodious voice has earned her many laurels and she was selected for re-recording the NCC Song with Shankar Mahadevan in Mumbai representing the JK&L Dte. JUO Dechen Chuskit has set an example for others to follow and continues to motivate youth of her village and adjoining areas to join NCC and contribute towards nation building.


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