Banaras Hindu University (BHU) proposes to felicitate Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a degree of Doctor of Law during its convocation ceremony later this month where he will be present as the Chief Guest.
According to a BHU statement, the university will be organising its centennial year convocation on February 22 and the Prime Minister has accepted the varsity’s invitation to be the Chief Guest at the function and will also deliver the convocation address.
The university is also organising academic, literary and cultural programmes to mark the centennial year celebrations, the statement said.
BHU has proposed to confer on him a degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) (honoris causa) in recognition of his yeoman services as an innovator, reformer and an outstanding leader in public service and governance during the convocation and has requested for his consent, it said.
The Prime Minister will also visit Ravidas temple at Seer Govardhan area in the city on the same day. He will address a gathering there, BJP’s Eastern UP media-incharge Sanjay Bhardwaj said.
He said over one lakh pilgrims will be arriving from Punjab and other states on the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti here.
A ‘pandal’ is being erected near the Ravidas temple, where the PM will address the gathering.