National Cadet Corps (NCC) celebrated its 49th anniversary amid a special function organized at Army HQs, Bhadrakali on March 5, 2014. The graduation ceremony of the 40th Junior Division batch of the NCC was also held the same day in which COAS General Gaurav SJB Rana was the chief guest. On the occasion, COAS Rana reviewed the impressive parade presented by the 40th batch Junior Division of the NCC. The graduating batch comprising 200 students from schools across the Kathmandu Valley displayed various spectacular programs to include March Past, Khukuri Drill, Taekwondo Drill and indigenous dances. The 100 days-long training is conducted with a view of producing disciplined, physically fit and mentally alert youths. In the function, COAS Rana pinned the insignia of the Cadet Corps to the best all-round girl Suprabha Shakya of Tri Padam Vidyasram Higher Secondary School, Lalitpur and the best all-round boy Sushil Ghatani of Kanya Secondary School, Kathmandu. COAS Rana awarded shields & certificates to the winning participants of the training and also presented letters of appreciation to the Principals of the participating schools. Lauding the parade of the students, COAS Rana congratulated the graduating cadets. He added that discipline, decorum and confidence coupled with leadership developed during the training would assist them in their future endeavours. He also thanked the NCC Chief Advisor and the instructors for the successful accomplishment of the training. Welcoming the chief guest, Chief Advisor of the NCC Honorary Major General Ramindra Chhetri had read out the annual report highlighting the achievements of the NCC. Present during the ceremony were Acting Defence Secretary, Generals, former Chief Advisors of NCC, army officers, Principals from the participating schools and the guardians of the graduates.