Col P S Choudhry has a long and diverse experience spread over a period of more than five decades. After passing his MA from Punjab University, he started his career as a College lecturer for a short stint of two years.
Chinese debacle in 1962, motivated him to join army as an officer in 1963, wherein he served for 27 years with distinction. He saw 1965 and 1971 combats from close quarters. Numerous postings enabled him to serve in all types of terrains of India and provided an opportunity to understand diversity of people, rich heritage and culture to feel proud of. He underwent a number of training courses, including the ones based on selections.
As a result, he was selected to impart military instructions to junior and middle level officers including some joining the courses from abroad. Having experience of imparting training, later on, helped him in designing, structuring and running of business and academic institutions. He has written training manuals and has co-authored a referral book on army logistics under the title of ‘Footprints and Milestones’.
He did his MBA with distinction as a regular student in 1986. It enabled him to join Vardhman at its Malerkotla unit as a Factory Manager in early 1991. After two years of intense operational experience, he was picked up to lead human resource development function at corporate level at Vardhman Ludhiana. He made his mark by framing sustainable policies and re-inforced systems and innovative professional training programmes. He attended short training programmes at XLRI Jamshedpur and Administrative college Hyderabad for gaining latest management knowledge and techniques.
Mr. S.P. Oswal had a long cherished dream of raising a Commerce college at Ludhiana. He chose Col Choudhry for it. The college was raised on Sri Aurobindo model of holistic development of education to provide quality educaton in the college, he went to HULL University, UK and New York University, New York to see teaching methods being adopted by higher secondary and undergraduate classes. The college, now, proudly claims to be the best in Commerce education in the state.
For the last ten years, Col Choudhry is intimately associated with the growth of Sri Aurobindo Public School at Baddi. It has made progress in raising academic standards and imparting life skills for the development of the children. The school has been sharing 100% results in Commerce, Non-Medical and Medical streams. Some of the students have competed at national levels in athletics, Abacus, NTSE, Science project Modelling and debate etc.
He also planned Sri Aurobindo Public School Budhni, MP which started imparting education up to class V. Every year one class is added. By 2018, it shall be starting class VIII. Both the schools, at Baddi and Budhni, are affiliated to CBSE , Delhi.
He represents Vardhman Group towards the cause of corporate social responsibility at C11-North Region at Chandigarh. To give it a practical shape he runs training programmes to make socially under privileged graduates employable every year. He arranges financial aids to the needy students through charitable trusts. Besides it, provided honorary counseling to Punjab Police at Ludhiana for crimes against women and children.
His hobbies are reading management books, long walks and golfing.