BHU to confer D. Litt on Manmohan Singh

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Varanasi, Mar 15 : Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will be conferred an honorary D. Litt. degree by the Banaras Hindu University today for "his contributions to the Indian society".

The University will also confer the honorary D. Litt. degree on Painter Satish Gujral and Historian Irfan Habib, Panjab Singh.

During the 90th convocation of the University, 29 medals, 179 PhDs, 2,023 post graduate degrees and 4,252 bachelor degrees will be distributed to students.

The Prime Minister, who arrived here on Friday, will leave for Delhi soon after addressing at the event.

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