As per an IndiaToday report, "Though the HAU authorities refused to comment on the decision, sources said Ramdev will reach Hisar in Haryana on July 26, the day the agriculture university is organising its 24th convocation."
Though the final decision on the honorary degree will be taken by the University Board of Management, sources said it is merely a formality, adding that the programme to invite Baba Ramdev, CM Manohar Lal Khattar and Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki has already been finalised, the report further said.
Earlier, the Haryana government had decided to give "status equivalent to Cabinet Minister" to Ramdev, who is the state's brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda.
But Baba Ramdev turned down Haryana government's offer of cabinet rank status, saying he was not looking for a ministerial post and wants to remain a 'baba'. Ramdev made the announcement at a function organised by the Haryana government in Rai, about 60 km from Delhi, to honour him.
"For your decision to bestow me with this honour, I thank you (Haryana govt) profusely, but I want to humbly state that I want to serve you by remaining a 'baba' and a 'fakir'. What you have given, I want to thank you for that but very respectfully I want to hand it back to you," Ramdev had said.
(With inputs from agencies)