The Serial Number 8 'Higher Command and Management Course (HCMC-8)' concluded amid a special closing ceremony held at Sagarmatha Hall, Army Headquarters on January 22, 2021. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Purna Chandra Thapa graced the closing ceremony as the chief guest and formally concluded the course. The three-month course that commenced on September 27, 2020 was attended by 30 student officers of the Nepali Army in the ranks of Colonel, at Nepali Army War College, Nagarkot.
Colonel Narayan Bahadur Thapa received the "Best Student Award", certificate and cash prize. Likewise, Colonel Prakash Bahadur Chand received a cash prize and certificate for the best Academic Writing.
Addressing the closing ceremony, COAS Gen Thapa congratulated all student officers and thanked the chief instructor, the commandant, directing staffs and faculty members among others for all the hard work they put in. He also reiterated his gratitude to the various subject matter experts, who have added much value to the course.
Chief Instructor (CI) of the course, Major General Gokul Bhandaree delivered the welcome speech at the beginning of the ceremony.
General officers of Nepali Army and faculty members were present at the programme.