The sailing expedition is an annual adventure activity of Naval Wing NCC cadets. The expedition from Farakka to Kolkata, a distance of approximately 430 km by river route was conducted for 60 (40 boys and 20 girls) Naval Wing NCC Cadets in four Whaler class boats from June 11 to 30 June 2016.
The cadets were accompanied by two Naval Officers, eight sailors (PI Staff), one lady ANO, one Medical Assistant and nineteen civilian staff in two safety boats. There were seven halts along the expedition route at Raghunathganj, Berhampur, Katwa, Nabadwip, Kalna, Chinsura and Dakshineswar.
The aim of this sailing expedition is to inculcate a spirit of adventure and healthy competition among the cadets, besides building up mental and physical toughness, camaraderie, stamina, alertness and ability to integrate as a team of disciplined cohesive body for facing tough situations.
Commodore Ashok Kumar Aukta, NM, NCC Group Head Quarter Kolkata-“C”, flagged off the expedition on June 19, 2016 from Farakka. Brig D D Majumdar and DDG West Bengal visited the expedition team at Nabadwip on June 23 and 24 June to review the training and morale boosting of the cadets. The team was received by Vivek Kumar Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department and Major General A.K.Ghosh, ADG, NCC Directorate West Bengal and Sikkim at Man of War Jetty on Thursday.