Chandigarh, August 27, 2020: Panjab University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Raj Kumar was today conferred with the Rank of ‘Honorary Colonel’ and appointment of ‘Colonel Commandant’ in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) which is granted by Government of India through a Gazette Notification and an honour granted to distinguished persons who can motivate NCC cadets and contribute in furtherance of NCC activities.
The honorary rank and certificate issued by Lt. Gen. Rajeev Chopra, PVSM, AVSM, Director General NCC, New Delhi were presented by Major General Beji Mathews, ADG, NCC Directorate and Brig. Harsh Chhibber, Group Commander, NCC Group Headquarters, Chandigarh at Group Headquarter, Chandigarh.
2nd Chandigarh Bn NCC is responsible for NCC activities in Panjab University and provides training and coordinates social service contribution by cadets.
Prof. Raj Kumar is the only officer to hold this rank in Chandigarh.
Dy. Commandant, Amitesh Verma (NCC), Lt. Col. Surender Singh (NCC), Lt. and Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Chairperson, Centre for Police Administration, PU were also present on this occasion.