Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was overcome by nostalgia ahead of his address to the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and tweeted two photos of himself as a young cadet.
Speaking at the NCC rally, Modi said it brought back memories of his childhood when he was a cadet of the National Cadet Corps (NCC). Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, BJP's Delhi chief minister candidate Kiran Bedi and actor turned MP Jaya Bachchan were all NCC cadets, he said at the rally.
"I was also an NCC cadet but was never selected to come to Delhi," he said. "I am standing in front of a mini-India, a miniature of India's future... Our country is full of diversities, and unity in diversity is the beauty and strength of our nation. And this is what keeps inspiring us," he added.
Modi as a cadet:
(With inputs from agencies)