As you all know Malayalam superstar Mohanlal was conferred the title of Lieutetant Colonel (Honorary) last year. He arrived at the TA’s 122 Infantry Battalion of Madras Regiment in Kannur to undergo his post-commission training on Thursday.
Battalion Commandant Col. Davidson Kolath received Lt. Col. (Hon.) Mohanlal at the station. Other officers of the battalion were also present as were the jawans of the unit. It was a different experience for the officers and jawans. The actor looked impressive in his olive green attire as he was taken in an open jeep from the entrance of the battalion station to the barracks.
The performance by the music band of the battalion gave a ceremonial ambience to the event that marked his formal reception to the TA unit to which he was commissioned for undergoing the training.
The reception ceremony also included a cultural programme attended by the jawans and their family members. The actor offered pooja at the temple inside the battalion station. Army sources revealed that the actor would be the centre of attraction of a public event being hosted by the civil administration to honour the battalion at the Municipal Jawahar Stadium in Kannur on March 27 evening. The battalion would also organise a number of events in which retired officers, junior commissioned officers, jawans and civilian dignitaries would be present.
In addition to the training programme, including weapons handling and firing, he would also be introduced to the duties and tasks he is expected to perform as brand ambassador of the battalion, officials said.