Bhubaneswar: The first Odia Officer of Indian Coast Guard Dy 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 of India for his selfless act and rescue of 13 precious lives from cyclone Rohanu whilst he was commanding Coast Guard Ship Varad.
The Officer was presented with the coveted medal by Hon’ble Rakhshya Mantri Rajnath Singh in an impressive ceremony held at Chennai on 24 Sep 19. The 1997 batch Indian Coast Guard Officer is also the BEST ALL ROUND ASSISTANT COMMANDANT in his batch.
The officer 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.