Panjab University V-C Raj Kumar conferred rank of honorary colonel, colonel commandant of NCC
Professor Raj Kumar Kumar is the only officer to hold the coveted rank in Chandigarh, the government of India accords this honour to distinguished people who can contribute to NCCs activitiesUpdated: Aug 27, 2020, 17:35 IST
Panjab University (PU) vice-chancellor professor Raj Kumar was conferred the rank of honorary colonel and colonel commandant of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) on Thursday.
The government of India honours distinguished persons who can contribute to NCC activities with the rank, which is announced through a gazette notification. Kumar is the only officer to hold the coveted rank in Chandigarh.
The honorary rank and certificate was issued by NCC director general Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra, PVSM, AVSM. It was presented by major general Beji Mathews, ADG, NCC directorate, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh and brigadier Harsh Chhibber, group commander, NCC group headquarters. NCC’s second Chandigarh battalion is responsible for NCC activities in Panjab University and provides training and coordinates social service contribution by cadets.