16th unit of Sea Cadet Corps comm-issioned in December last
year by the Director General Coast Guard, Vice Admiral John C
Desilva, is a new millenium gift from the service to the youth
of Daman. This unit will function in pursuit of the aim of Sea
The idea of
launching the Sea Cadet Corps at Daman has been the brainchild
of Capt Manjeet Singh, the Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Air
Station, Daman as he felt that there was an abundance of high
quality talent which could be channelised.
cadets from various schools of Daman participated in the
commissioning ceremony. The ceremony was marked by a smart
parade put up by the young cadets, alongwith the Sea Cadet
Corps band from training ship Jawahar, Mumbai.
invitees also witnessed the display of semaphore message by
the cadets. The parade was saluted by a formation flypast
conducted by the Dornier and Chetak aircraft
from the 'Hawks' and the 'Rakshak' squadron of Coast Guard Air
Station, Daman. The Commissioning Order
by Vice Admiral Madhavendra Singh, Chairman trustee of the Sea
Cadet Council, was read by the Assistant Commandant MS Gill,
Commanding Officer, Sea Cadet Corps, Daman Unit. The Sea Cadet
Corps oath was taken by the cadets during the ceremony.
chief guest, Vice Admiral John C Desilva during his address
appreciated the enthusiasm of the young cadets and
complimented the cadets for an excellent turn-out and parade.
He expressed his happiness over the commissioning of the first
unit of Sea Cadet Corps in Daman. The community interaction
programme should aim to establish many more units of the Corps
at the remotest of the Coast Guard Stations so that many more
maritime oriented citizens and leaders might be produced, he
input : Assistant
M S Gill