The NCC association, 2A/5 Company – 7 Kar BN NCC, organized the event at JGI Knowledge Campus on October 1, 2016. Around thirty NCC alumni participated in the event, six of whom are serving Army officers at present.
The event began with a keynote address by Vice Chancellor of Jain (Deemed-to-be University), Dr N Sundarajan, who expressed happiness over the achievements of cadets of 2A/5 Company. He said, "Cadets are highly motivated and dedicated in their endeavors. They are carrying forward the legacy set by their senior cadets. Full support and guidance of the management is and always will be with this company."
Dignitaries like Ex Deputy Director General and Karnataka and Goa Directorate (NCC) Air Commander MM Ali, Ex Commander Bangalore Group 'B' Colonel SS Nayak, Ex Commodore Officer 7 Karnataka Battalion (NCC) Lt. Colonel Kumsi Ramesh, Ex Commanding Officer 7 Karnataka Battalion (NCC) Colonel KJC Jeldo, Commanding Officer 7 Karnataka Battalion (NCC) Colonel Virendra Taneja and Training Officer Bangalore Group 'B' Major Narayan Vikram, were present at this reunion meet.
The event also included panel discussion, presentation and cultural programs, during which all participants widely stressed on the significance of NCC training provided by Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and its role in shaping the future of several former cadets.
Talking about the different achievements of the former cadets, 2A/5 Coy Company Commander, Major Arvind Kumar said, "In 1996 2A/5 Company - 7Kar BN NCC was established and I have been associated with it ever since. It gives me great pleasure to see all former cadets shine in their own way and this takes the company to its new heights. True dedication and sheer hard work of all the cadets have helped them to attain their feats and it gives me immense pride to say that every year cadets from our college are chosen by the army forces. So far 24 cadets have been placed in Indian Army and still counting."
The panel discussion drew all the former cadets into a group to engage in candid conversation about their experiences and views of the NCC training in Jain (Deemed-to-be University). The discussion grew intense and inspiring when the alumni, now professionals, spoke about their diverse perspectives towards becoming a NCC cadet. While CJUO Vishal Rao termed the experience as an opportunity to create a basis for diverse profession, Fortis Health Care and Ex - NCC Cadet, Gautam CB called it the right platform not just for his fetish for uniform but also for many valuable skills that he could learn being a cadet.
The occasion provided an opportunity for the former cadets to walk down the memory lane and share some valuable learning experiences that they earned during their stay in Jain (Deemed-to-be University).
Associate GM at Fortis Health Care and Ex - NCC Cadet, Gautam CB said, "It is a very momentous day today and nostalgic at the same time. It was 19 years back that I had joined NCC in Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and I can proudly say that it has been one of the best experiences of my college life. It taught me things that alone academic lessons wouldn't have been able to do and helped us to evolve as a human being."
Army Officer and NCC alumnus, Major Vinod Kumar Pandey, said, "It is a moment of pleasure for me to be part of this reunion meet and it brings back memories of days when I used to be student here. NCC department of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) trains a cadet with all skills that are required for one to be a successful army officer."