'The decision to honour him with D Litt was taken in consultation with President Abdul Hamid'
Chittagong University (CU) will honour former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee with a Doctor of Letters (D Litt) on January 16 with a special convocation ceremony.
The University decided to honour him during its 52nd syndicate meeting.
Pranab, scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on January 15 and will stay at the University Campus from 12pm to 2:30pm.
CU Registrar Prof Dr Kamrul Huda said the former Indian President is also scheduled to visit two dormitories – Surya Sen and Pritilata – during his visit and will deliver a speech for the teachers and students.
“The decision to honour him with D Litt was taken in consultation with President Abdul Hamid,” Dr Huda said.
Pranab is likely to visit the ancestral home of Masterda Surya Sen, an influential leader of Indian independence movement against the British rule, in Noapara under Raozan upazila in Chittagong.
He will be here on a three-day private visit and his programmes are being finalized. He also expressed interest in visiting the Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar district.
Pranab, who served as the 13th president of India will likely to deliver a speech as Convocation Speaker at the East West University in Dhaka apart from other engagements in Bangladesh.
He will meet President Abdul Hamid and attend some other programs in Dhaka, said officials.