Muscat, The National Defence College (NDC) today held a ceremony to mark its annual day, which falls on the 8th of January every year.

The anniversary celebrates the launch of the college's educational march, which seeks to found a generation of qualified citizens capable of conducting strategic studies and analyses in the fields of security and defence, now after the passing out of six batches.

The ceremony was held at Al Shafaq Club under the patronage of Lt.Gen Ahmed bin Harith al-Nabhani, Chief of Staff of the Sultan's Armed Forces (SAF).

Maj.Gen. Salim bin Musallam Qatan, NDC Commandant, said in a speech on the occasion that the College, the loftiest edifice of academic security and defence studies in Oman, emerges as one of the fruitful outcomes of the Sultanate's triumphant renaissance march led by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.

A visual display on the college's activities was screened during the ceremony.

Source: Oman News Agency