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Two West Bengal VCs given honorary colonel rank

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 22, 2018, 6:23 am IST
Updated : May 22, 2018, 6:23 am IST

My heartfelt compliments are with all the NCC officers and instructors for continuing the good job, says Partha Chatterjee.

Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Prof (Dr) Suranjan Das, and University of Kalyani vice-chancellor Prof (Dr) Sankar Kumar Ghosh at Fort William. (Photo: Asian Age)
 Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Prof (Dr) Suranjan Das, and University of Kalyani vice-chancellor Prof (Dr) Sankar Kumar Ghosh at Fort William. (Photo: Asian Age)

Kolkata: Praising the Indian Army’s role in training the National Cadet Corps (NCC), state education minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday informed that the Mamata Banerjee government would always provide all kinds of support the NCC for its activities.

Mr Chatterjee was speaking at Fort William, the Eastern Command headquarters where he and NCC director-general Lieutenant General P.P. Malhotra conferred the ranks of honorary Colonel to Jadavpur University vice-chancellor (VC) Suranjan Das and Kalyani University VC Sankar Kumar Ghosh by pinning the accoutrements onto their uniforms. “NCC came in the higher education’s purview in 2015. Since then I have been kept appraised of your progress. I must say I am very happy to see the professionalism and committment with which the Army officers and instructors are training the NCC cadets. The results are visible and they are outstanding,” Mr Chatterjee said.

He added, “I am aware of the assistance provided by the NCC with smartness during the festive season. The NCC has taken the initiative to honour the two VCs in furtherence of NCC activities. My heartfelt compliments are with all the NCC officers and instructors for continuing the good job. We are always with you.”

The government of India recently granted the rank of honorary Colonel to Prof Das and Prof Ghosh as ‘Colonel Commandant’ in the NCC for the duration of their office.

The honorary rank of Colonel has been conferred with a view to honour the VCs for having taken sincere interest in the cause of improving the quality of youth.

Kolkata: Praising the Indian Army’s role in training the National Cadet Corps (NCC), state education minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday informed that the Mamata Banerjee government would always provide all kinds of support the NCC for its activities.

Mr Chatterjee was speaking at Fort William, the Eastern Command headquarters where he and NCC director-general Lieutenant General P.P. Malhotra conferred the ranks of honorary Colonel to Jadavpur University vice-chancellor (VC) Suranjan Das and Kalyani University VC Sankar Kumar Ghosh by pinning the accoutrements onto their uniforms. “NCC came in the higher education’s purview in 2015. Since then I have been kept appraised of your progress. I must say I am very happy to see the professionalism and committment with which the Army officers and instructors are training the NCC cadets. The results are visible and they are outstanding,” Mr Chatterjee said.

He added, “I am aware of the assistance provided by the NCC with smartness during the festive season. The NCC has taken the initiative to honour the two VCs in furtherence of NCC activities. My heartfelt compliments are with all the NCC officers and instructors for continuing the good job. We are always with you.”

The government of India recently granted the rank of honorary Colonel to Prof Das and Prof Ghosh as ‘Colonel Commandant’ in the NCC for the duration of their office.

The honorary rank of Colonel has been conferred with a view to honour the VCs for having taken sincere interest in the cause of improving the quality of youth.

Tags: indian army, partha chatterjee, mamata banerjee government
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]