We at Sify.com salute Mohanlal for being conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army.
Later speaking from New Delhi after the ceremony at Army Headquarters, Mohanlal told Sify.com: “It is truly a great honor to be made a Lt. Colonel in the Territorial army, a dream come true for me as in my childhood my secret ambition was to join the army. Now I’am proud that I have been granted an honorary rank during the diamond jubilee year of the Territorial Army. I will try to serve to the best of my ability in my newly assigned role”.
The Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor conferred Mohanlal with the title and said: “Mohanlal will be yet another brand ambassador of the Territorial Army. His achievements are an example of his discipline, dedication and hard work which is synonymous to the army way of life.”
Later speaking to the media Mohanlal confessed: “ Actually Kargil and Kashmir inspired me to join the forces and the tough time faced by the army personnel is the main motivation behind my step.”
The actor also met up with Union Defence Minister A.K Antony, who said that now youth in the country, would be inspired to join the army. Mohanlal was accompanied by his wife Suchitra and son Pranav