COAS felicitates units for their contribution in Nature Conservation

1. COAS General Gaurav SJB Rana felicitates the Nandabox Battalion, Narsinghdal Battalion, Garuddal Battalion, Ranadal Company and Ajayadal Company for their outstanding contribution in nature conservation, amidst a special ceremony at auditorium hall, Army HQs, organized to mark the "Second Zero Poaching year 2013" on 23 April 2014. COAS Gen Rana handed over the Certificate of Appreciation to the best contributing units. Brigadier General Aamod Narasingh Rana, Director of National Park and Wildlife Conservation Directorate, delivered the welcome speech during the ceremony. 2. Nepalese Army was entrusted for the security of Chitwan National Park in 1975 A.D with a mission to protect endangered species, floras and faunas. At present, a total of 7,627 NA personnel are deployed in 138 outposts. All together 7 Battalions and 7 Companies have been deployed for the protection of 10 National Parks, 3 Wildlife conservation areas and 6 protected forests. 3. Nepalese Army has been performing its duty of security of Nature Conservation and endangered species despite of adverse weather conditions and difficult terrain from the beginning. This contribution of NA has been applauded annually by several national and international awards. 4. Present in the ceremony were Generals of Nepalese Army, Acting Defence Secretary, Director General of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Directorate, media persons, related officials from Nature and Wildlife Conservation sector and officers & other ranks of Nepalese Army.