Chittagong University will honour visiting former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee with a Doctor of Letters (D. Litt) on Tuesday through a special convocation ceremony, reports UNB.
The university has taken the decision at its 52nd syndicate meeting recently. He will leave for Chittagong by a special flight in the morning, said an official.
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, university sources said.
Pranab, according to his programme schedule, will visit ancestral home of Masterda Surya Sen, an influential leader of Indian independence movement against British rule, at village Noapara in Raozan upazila of Chittagong to pay homage to Surya Sen.
Pranab, who served as the 13th president of India and now enjoying his retired life by reading books and writing diary, will meet president Abdul Hamid on Wednesday evening. President Hamid will host dinner in honour Pranab at Bangabhaban. The former Indian president will leave for New Delhi by Jet Airways at 10:20am on Thursday.