Bhubaneswar, September 25 (LocalWire): The first Odia officer of the Indian Coast Guard deputy inspector general Anwar Khan, an alumnus of College of Agriculture Bhubaneswar and cadet of 1 Odisha R &V NCC squadron, was conferred with the prestigious Coast Guard Gallantry Medal by the President.
The award was given to him in recognition of his act of valour in rescuing of 13 precious human lives from cyclone Rohanu whilst he was commanding Coast Guard Ship Varad.
The Officer was presented with the coveted medal by union home minister Rajnath Singh in a ceremony held at Chennai on Tuesday.
The 1997-batch Indian Coast Guard Officer Khan has been decorated with esteemed DGICG, COMCG and CINCAN commendation for his acts of bravery in rescue and apprehension during his illustrious 23 years of service to the nation.
The officer is presently commanding the only Special Role Pollution Control vessel of the Eastern Sea Board the Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Paheredar at Visakhapatnam.