SADAIBA SAMARPIT DESH PARTI
The North Western Division Headquarters, with the motto, "Sadaiba Samarpit Desh Prati” was established on 29thNov, 2001 (14th Mangsir, 2058) with the name of Western Division at Nepalgunj, Banke. The Western Division was renamed as Mid Western Division and was shifted to Tribhuvan Sainik Shivir, Surkhet on 23rd Oct, 2005 (6th Kartik, 2062). The Mid Western Division has been once again re-organized and renamed as the North Western Division in Nimare Barrack, Surkhet on 16th July, 2017(1st Shrawan, 2074). Maj Gen Sadip Bahadur Shah was the first General Officer Commanding (GOC) of this division and Maj Gen Saroj Pratap Rana is the present GOC.
The successive GOCs of this division were Maj Gen Sadip Bahadur Shah(Retd.), Maj Gen Govinda Bahadur Gurung (Retd.), Maj Gen Bala Nanda Sharma (Retd.), Maj Gen Rukmangath Katawal (Retd.), Maj Gen Dipak Bikram Rana (Retd.), Maj Gen Chhatra Man Singh Gurung (Retd.), Maj Gen Ananta Bahadur Thebe (Retd.), Maj Gen Pradip Jung Thapa (Retd.), Maj Gen Keshav Raj Mahat (Retd.), Maj Gen Pradip Bikram Rana (Retd.), Maj Gen Rajendra Bikram Shah (Retd.), Maj Gen Rajendra Bahadur Karki (Retd.), Maj Gen Shekhar Singh Basnyat, Maj Gen Shamsher Thakurathi and Maj Gen Karmendra Bikram Limbu.
Biography of Major General Saroj Pratap Rana
Maj General Rana assumed duty as the General Officer Commanding of the North Western Division on Feb 8th, 2019 after most recently serving as a Military Secretary in the Army Headquarters.
Gen Rana, born in Palpa was commissioned from the Nepalese Military Academy in 1988 into Rajdal Battalion. He holds a Masters degree in Rural Development from the Tribhuwan University and is also a graduate of the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), UK. He has undertaken a number of courses in Nepal and abroad. Regimental Signal Officer, High Altitude and Mountain Warfare, Company Commander, Staff Officer Intelligence and Security, Junior Staff Officer, Command & Staff College, Higher Command & Management are some of the courses in Nepal. Young Officer Field Artillery (India), Advanced Gunnery (India), Regimental Survey Officer (India), Infantry Officers' Advance (USA), Intelligence Advance Course (USA), Intelligence in Combating Terrorism (USA), Senior Executive Seminar (USA) and Stability, Security, Transition & Reconstruction Course (USA) are some of the courses and seminar abroad.
Gen Rana carries with him a vast experience of command, staff and instructional appointments. He commanded No. 2 Independent Light Battery, the Rajdal Battalion, and was the first commanding officer of No. 1 Rajdal Battalion. He also assumed the responsibility of an officiating director at the Artillery Directorate and the Brigade Commander of No. 24 Brigade. He has served as an instructor in a number of Training Schools. He was a Directing Staff (DS) & a Senior Instructor (SI) in the Command and Staff College (Shivapuri) and was the Commandant of the High Altitude and Mountain Warfare School. He has also held various key staff appointments at all levels during his 32 years of glorious service namely, ADC to the Chief of Army Staff, Planning Officer in the Directorate of Military Operations, Staff Officer in the Military Secretary branch at the Army Headquarters.
His missions abroad include the United Nations Protective Force (UNPROFOR) in former Yugoslavia (1992), Commanding Officer (CO) of then Indradhoj Company in the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) in 2000, UN Observer in the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) in 2004 and the Force Generation Service, Planning Officer (P4) at the Department of Peace Keeping Operations (DPKO) in the UN Headquarters in New York (2009).
He has been decorated with the prestigious Param Paurakh Bhaskar.
Gen Rana is happily married to Dr. Kalpana Karki Rana and the couple is blessed with two sons, Samyak Pratap Rana and Sarthak Pratap Rana.
Army Commanders North-Western Division
Maj Gen Govinda Bahadur Gurung(Retd)
Lt Gen Bala Nand Sharma(Retd)
Gen Rukmangath Katawal(Retd)
Maj Gen Dipak Bikram Rana(Retd)
Gen Chhatra Man Singh Gurung(Retd)
Maj Gen Ananta bahadur Thebe(Retd)
Maj Gen Pradip Jung Thapa(Retd)
Maj Gen Late Keshav Raj Mahat(Retd)
Maj Gen Pradip Bikram Rana(Retd)
Maj Gen Rajendra Bikram Shah(Retd)
Maj Gen Rajendra Bahadur Karki (Retd)
Maj Gen Shekhar Singh Basnyat
Maj Gen Shamsher Thakurathi(Retd)
Major General Karmendra Bikaram Limbu
उत्तर पश्चिम पृतना हे.क्वा.ले बिद्यार्थी तथा सर्वसाधरणलाई लक्षित गरी सुर्खेत स्थित एयरपोर्ट ब्यारेकमा नेपाली सेना सम्बन्धि जानकारीमुलक प्रदर्शनीको आयोजना गरेको छ । मिति २०७६ जेष्ठ ३१ गते देखि २०७६ आषाढ १ गते सम्म संचालित तीन दिने कार्यक्रममा वीरेन्द्रनगर नगरपालिका र सो नगरपालिका सेरोफेरोका माध्यमिक तथा उच्च-माध्यमिक बिद्यालय र कलेजका बिद्यार्थीहरु लगायत स्थानीय बासिन्दाहरुले प्रदर्शनी अवलोकन गरेका थिए ।
सुर्खेतस्थित उत्तर पश्चिम पृतना हे.क्वा.का पृतनापति उपरथी श्री सरोज प्रताप राणाले मिति २०७६ आषाढ २ गते नं. १९ बाहिनी अड्डा अन्तर्गत पर्ने सल्यान जिल्लामा तैनाथ श्री सबुज गण र ३ गते उक्त गणको सु.बेस सल्लीको र सुर्खेतस्थित नयां सबुज गणको छिन्चुमा तैनाथ सु.बेसको निरीक्षण भ्रमण गर्नुभएको थियो ।
निरीक्षण भ्रमणको क्रममा पृतनापति उपरथी श्री राणाले सबुज गणको क्वाटरगार्ड, वंकर, गण मेडिकल, महिला लाईन, जवान लाईन, जवान भान्छा, राशन स्टोर, क्लोदिङ्ग स्टोर तथा पेरिमिटर ईलाका निरीक्षण गरी जिम्मेवारी क्षेत्रको बस्तुस्थितीबारे जानकारी हासिल गर्नुका साथै सकलदर्जाहरुलाई सम्बोधन गर्नुभई “Commanders with Soldier” कार्यक्रममा सहभागी हुनु भएको र उक्त गण अन्तर्गतको सु.बेस सल्लीको निरीक्षण गर्नु भई सकलदर्जालाई सम्बोधन गरी नयां सबुज गणको सु.बेस छिन्चुको निरीक्षण समेत गर्नु भएको थियो ।